Thursday, February 9, 2012
What do Bobover Hasidim do for fun? They have lots of weddings and get caught up in the spirit of singing and dancing, especially when the bride is the daughter of the rebbe himself.
Only yesterday, on Tu BiShevat, the daughter of the Bobover rebbe got married in Boro Park, and thanks to the ubiquity of the miniature camera, video clips of the event made their way through the internet and onto YouTube. We didn't make the guest list, but watching the videos made us feel like the proverbial fly on the wall, taking part in the general simcha, and then all 11 minutes of the rebbe dancing with his daughter.
The first clip shows the enormous crowd getting caught up in the simcha. Then comes the 11 minute Mitzvah Tantz.
For the first six minutes, the bride stands motionless while the rebbe dances forward and back, holding the long ribbon. After seven minutes, the rebbe drops the ribbon and starts to dance in a circle around his daughter, while she starts to rotate ever so slowly, keeping pace with him. After another minute or so, she leaves the scene, taking a place at the end of the arena as the rebbe continues his back and forth dance, this time joined by another dancer, most likely the bridegroom. Mazal tov!
(A SPECIAL NOTE FOR NEW EMAIL SUBSCRIBERS: THE VIDEO MAY NOT BE VIEWABLE DIRECTLY FROM THE EMAIL THAT YOU GET EACH DAY ON SOME COMPUTERS AND TABLETS. YOU MUST CLICK ON THE TITLE AT THE TOP OF THE EMAIL TO REACH THE JEWISH HUMOR CENTRAL WEBSITE, FROM WHICH YOU CLICK ON THE PLAY BUTTON IN THE VIDEO IMAGE TO START THE VIDEO.)