A rare shidduch occurred this week to a family in Bnei Brak.

A well known Rabbi, who was formerly a Jerusalem Resident, had gotten divorced eight years ago and married his second wife. Yesterday, his sixteen-and-a-half-year-old daughter from the first marriage got engaged to his stepson from the second marriage who is 23-years-old. The two have no blood relationship to each other.

According to a report in Bechadrei Charedim, the joy felt in the family was very great indeed. The step-brother and sister interacted as siblings and even lived in the same home. “This is a very rare shidduch and is almost never found,” said Bechadrei in their report of the story. Up to this point, the shidduchim that are done within the family usually take place within the courts of the Admorim, where it is customary to marry cousins to one another.

This is one of the few times that such a match can be recalled according to the report. The celebration of their engagement took place in the family’s home on Tuesday.

The names and identities are not being publicized but the family is happy with the marriage.

(YWN Israel Desk – Jerusalem)



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