Tonight, Meir Yehuda Ashkenazi will be married to the daughter of Rav Chanoch Henoch Ashkenazi, Avnei Tzedek Rav in the Atzei Temarim section of Kiryas Yoel. The Satmar Rebbe, the Alesker Rebbe, the Djikover Rebbe, and the Melbourner-Seagate Rav will participate in the grand celebration. Both chassan and kallah are grandchildren of the Alesker Rebbe and great-grandchildren of the Melbourner-Seagate Rav.
The chassan is the son of Rav Zalman Ashkenazi, OstillaRav. Both the Avnei Tzedek Rav and the Ostilla Rav are sons of Rav Yitzchok Ashkenazi, AleskerRebbe, and grandsons of Rav Elimelech Ashkenazi, Melbourner-Seagate Rav. The Alesker Rebbe is the son-in-law of Rav Menachem Mendel Shlomo Taub, zt”l (1901-1977), Kaliver Rebbe in Williamsburg and author of Chakal Tapuchin.
The Melbourner-Seagate Rav is the grandson of Rav Yitzchok Vilitzker-Ashkenazi, zt”l (d. 1941), Stanislover Rebbe who immigrated to Palestine in 1890 and returned to Europe to succeed his father-in-law; son-in-law of Rav Asher Anshel Ashkenazi, zt”l (1832-1896), Alesker Rebbe; son of Rav Chanoch Henach Dov Meyer, zt”l (1800-1884), founding Alesker Rebbe and author of Lev Sameach.
The Avnei Tzedek Rav is the son-in-law of Rav Aaron Teitelbaum, Satmar Rebbe, son of Rav Moshe Teitelbaum, zt”l (1914-2006), Satmar Rebbe and author of Beirach Moshe; son of Rav Chaim Zvi Teitelbaum, zt”l (1880-1925), Sigeter Rav and author of Atzei Chaim, and Rebbetzin Bracha Sima, a”h (1880-1926), daughter of Rav Sholom Eliezer Halberstam, Hy”d (1862-1944), Ratzferter Rebbe and son of Rav Chaim Halberstam, zt”l (1797-1876), revered Sanzer Rebbe and author of Divrei Chaim.
Rav Chaim Zvi Teitelbaum was the oldest son of Rav Chananya Yom Tov Lipa Teitelbaum, zt”l (1836-1904), Sigeter Rav and author of Kedushas Yom Tov; son of Rav Yekusiel Yehuda, zt”l (1808-1883), Rav of Siget and author of Yetev Lev; son of Rav Elazar Nosson, zt”l (1786-1855),Rav of Siget; son of Rav Moshe Teitelbaum, zt”l (1759-1841), Rav of Uheily and author of Yismach Moshe. The Beirach Moshe was the nephew and successor of Rav Yoel Teitelbaum, zt”l (1893-1979), Satmar Rebbe, author of Divrei Yoel, and founder of Kiryas Yoel.
The Ostilla Rav is the son-in-law of Rav Yehoshua Horowitz, DjikoverRav in Boro Park; son of Rav Meir Horowitz; son of Rav Alter Yechezkel Eliyahu Horowitz, Hy”d (1884-1943), Djikover Rebbe; son of Rav Yehoshua Horowitz, zt”l (1848-1913), Djikover Rebbe and author of Ateres Yehoshua; son of Rav Meir Horowitz, zt”l (1819-1879), Djikover Rebbe and author of Imrei Noam; son of Rav Eliezer Horowitz, zt”l (d. 1860); son of Rav Naftali Zvi Horowitz, zt”l (1760-1827), revered Ropshitzer Rebbe and author of Zera HaKodesh.
The aufruf took place at the Alesker Beis Medrash in Boro Park on Shabbos Parshas Beshalach-Shirah. The wedding will be held in Kiryas Yoel. In keeping with the Satmar Rebbe’s campaign to reduce excessive expenditures of weddings, all events will be held in kehillah facilities and will begin on time and end early. The kabbalas panim for the chassan will be held in the Kollel building and the kabbalas panim for the kallah will take place in the Keren Vayoel Moshe Hall.
The chuppah will be staged outside, in the broad plaza in front of the main beis medrash. After the chuppah, the men will step into the main beis medrash, which will have been set up from north to south with forenches (standing bleachers) for yeshiva students and long tables for the men’s seudah (dinner), as well as for the mitzvah tantz. The wedding seudah for women will be served in the Beis Rochel Paradise hall, after which the women will proceed to the ladies entrance of the beis medrash, which is at its north side. The women will have full access to the three-part balcony, overlooking the interior of the main beis medrash, from where they will be able to fully view all events through the slits of the mechitzah.
The celebratory sheva berachos will be conducted each day by the respective kehillos of the fathers, grandfathers, and great-grandfather. The Shabbos Parshas Yisro Sheva Berachos will be held, in grand fashion, in Kiryas Yoel where the kallah‘s grandfather, the Satmar Rebbe, will lead the tefillos and tisch.