Munkatcher Wedding Next Monday


munkatcherFinal preparations are currently underway ahead of the upcoming simcha in the Munkatcher hoif. The much anticipated wedding of the Rebbe shlita’s grandson is set to take place this coming Monday, 16 Elul (September 3rd). The choson,  Chaim Eluzar – named after his great grandfather, the Minchas Eluzar of Munkatch – is the oldest son of Rav  Yosef Horowitz, Rosh Yeshiva CHaim V’Sholom, son in law of the Munkatcher Rebbe shlita. The kallah is the youngest daughter of Rav Shmuel Dovid Krausz, Udvari Rov, son in law of the Verdaner Rebbe.

The simcha will begin this Shabbos parshas Ki Setze with the Shabbos Aufruf. Hundreds of chasidim and family members will assemble in the Munkatcher Bais Medrash in Boro Park to join in the tefillos and Tischen of the Rebbe shlita. Motzaei Shabbos will be especially joyous when immediately after Shalosh Seudos and havdalah, a Furshpiel will be held in the main beis medrash accompanied by music, dancing and divrei torah.

The wedding itself will take place the following Monday, commencing at the Munkatcher Bais Medrash on 47th Street and 14th Avenue. The kabolas ponim will take place in the central bais medrash, while the women will celebrate in the nearby Anshe Sfard Hall on 45th Street and 14th Avenue. The chuppah will take place on the promenade in front of the shul on an especially erected elevated chuppah to ensure that all participants can see and hear all that transpires.

Following the chuppah, special buses will ferry the throngs of chasidim to the cavernous Palace Ballrooms on McDonald Avenue where the celebration will continue. During the meal, thousands of chasidim and well-wishers will have the opportunity to personally wish mazal tov to the Rebbe and mechutanim. One of the highlights of the night will be when the venerable grandfather of the chosson, the Rebbe shlita will dance the customary mitzvah tantz before the kallah. Chasidim from all over the globe, including Eretz Yisroel, Canada, Europe and even far off Australia will be arriving this week to Brooklyn eager to participate in this momentous simcha.

On a related note, Munkatcher Chassidim in Williamsburg are preparing to celebrate a double simcha. Due to Shabbos Sheva Brochos the Rebbe shlita will be spending Shabbos Parshas Ki Savo in Williamsburg for the first time in thirteen years. Intense preparations are being made to help accommodate the multitudes of chasidim who are expected to join the Rebbe for Shabbos.

{Andy Newscenter}


  1. From in the Jewish Press last week:
    Munkatcher Chasunah: Preparations are aggressively underway for the upcoming Munkatcher wedding that will be held on Sunday, September 3. Chaim Elazar Horowitz will marry Sarah Ruchel, daughter of Rabbi Shmuel Dovid Krausz, Udvarer Rav. The chasan is the oldest son of Rabbi Yosef Horowitz, Munkatcher Rosh Yeshiva and son-in-law of the Munkatcher Rebbe. Rabbi Yosef is the son of Rabbi Alter Yechezkel Horowitz, zt”l (1930-1994), beloved Boro Park Vienner Dayan.
    The kabbolas panim will begin at 6:30 PM in the Munkatcher Beis Medrash for men and in the Sefardishe Shul for ladies. The chuppah will be held at the Munkatcher Beis Medrash and the banquet wedding meal will be served in the Palace at 780 McDonald Avenue in Brooklyn.
    The Shabbos Sheva Berachos will take place in Williamsburg and will have the participation of the Chassidishe Rebbe grandfathers. The Munkatcher Rebbe has not conducted a Shabbos in Williamsburg for more than ten years. The Rebbe’s visit is generating great attention. Arrangements are being made to accommodate the thousands of Chassidim that will converge to be with their Rebbes for the celebration Shabbos. The sheva brachos meals will be served in the Imperial Hall, a separate venue, the Rose Castle, has been chosen for tefilas and tisch, which are expected to draw larger crowds. A telephone number (347-581-0869) has been designated for the arrangement of accommodations for guests.
    Friday night Shabbos Sehva Berachos will be hosted by the kallah’s father at the Imperial Hall and will be led by the Verdainer Rebbe. Simultaneously, the Munkatcher Rebbe will be conducting his tisch at the Rose Castle. The Shabbos noon meal will have everyone together at the Imperial. Sholosh Seudos will be held in the Udvarer Beis Medrash. The Munkatcher Rebbe, whose minhag is not to have sheva berachos at sholosh seudos, will be at the Rose Castle.
    The Udvarer Rav is the son-in-law of Rabbi Yosef Leifer, Verdaner Rebbe in Flatbush and author of Divrei Torah; son of Rabbi Aaron Moshe Leifer, zt”l Hy”d (d. 1944) Grossverdaner Rebbe and author of Vayakhel Moshe; son of Rabbi Yesochor Dov Bertcha Leifer, zt”l (1845-1906), Nadvorna Rebbe in Satmar and author of Lekutei Yesochor; son of Rabbi Mordechai Leifer, zt”l (1824-1894), Nadvorna Rebbe and author of Maamar Mordechai; son of Rabbi Yesochor Bertche Leifer, zt”l (d. 1848), founding Nadvorna Rebbe and author of Sisrei Torah.
    The Verdaner Rebbe is the son-in-law of Rabbi Yitzchok Isaac Rosenbaum, zt”l (1908-2000), Zuchka Rebbe; son of Rabbi Isomor Rosenbaum, zt”l (1886-1973), Nadvorner Rebbe, and son-in-law of Rabbi Noson Dovid Hollander, zt”l (d. 1838), Amasna Rav. Rabbi Isomor, who became a Rebbe at the age of 15 in the city of Chernowitz, was the son of Rabbi Meir Rosenbaum, zt”l (1852-1908), Kretchnifer Rebbe and the only son authorized by his father to write kamayos (amulets). Rabbi Meir was the son of Rabbi Mordechai, zt”l (1824-1895), Nadvorner Rebbe and author of Tiferes Mordechai; son of Rabbi Yesochor Bertche Leifer, zt”l (d. 1848), founding Nadvorna Rebbe and author of Mamar Mordechai.
    The kallah’s father is the son of Rabbi Sholom Krausz, zt”l (1915-2010), Udvarer Rav and author of Divrei Sholom. The kallah’s father served as Udvarer Dayan and as right-hand to his father. The Divrei Sholom was the son of Rabbi Shmuel Dovid Krausz, zt”l (d. 1935), Udvary Rav; son of Rabbi Sholom Krausz, zt”l, Legemihali Rav; son-in-law of Rabbi Yehoshua Boruch Reinitz, zt”l (1823-1912), Chetovitzer Rav and author of Michtav Harishon Vehasheni; son of Rabbi Noson Feitel Reinitz, zt”l (d. 1862), Mahder Rav and author of Divrei Ranaf; son of Rabbi Avrohom Reinitz zt”l, Wiskerchiner Rav. Rabbi Yehoshua Boruch was a son-in-law of Rabbi Asher Anshel Jungreis, zt”l (1806-1873), revered Chenger Rav and author of Menuchas Asher.
    Rabbi Sholom married Rebbetzin Hentchie Miriam a”h, daughter of Rabbi Yisroel Avrohom Alter Landau, zt”l (18-1942), Edeliener Rav and author of Beis Yisroel, who was married to Rebbetzin Rochel, a”h Hy”d (d. 1944), daughter of Rabbi Yeshayele Steiner, zt”l (1852-1925), greatly adored Keresturer Rebbe. After the passing of his father in1935, the young Rabbi Sholom was appointed as successor. This appointment was assisted by the personal intervention of Rabbi Sholom Eliezer Halberstam, zt”l Hy”d (1862-1944), Ratzferter Rebbe.

  2. Very nice. His great grandfather the Minchas Elazar and his grandfather the Divrei Nevonim were great Tzaddikim. May he follow in their footsteps!