Crowds celebrate wedding of Frime Chaye Rivke, daughter of Grand Rabbi of Munkács.
Munkács Czechoslovakia Date:1933, March 15 Duration:3 min 1 sec Sound:Yes
The wedding of Frime Chaye Rivke, daughter of Rabbi Chaim Elazar, of Munkács, to Baruch Rabinovich, on March 15, 1933. Jewish men ride decorated bicycles along a street. They wear sashes containing Jewish blessings. They are surrounded by crowds and followed by other men on bicycles. A horse-drawn carriage moves through the crowd, carrying Jewish Rabbis, and elders and escorted by walking policemen and followed by men carrying banners in Yiddish. The procession and crowd goes toward a wedding pavillion set up in courtyard of the Synagogue. Policemen work to control the crowd. Rabbi Chaim Elazar speaks to the crowd, in Yiddish, exhorting Jews in America to keep the Sabbath. The crowd mills around as several persons make their way through the gates of the courtyard, being protected by police.The wedding party proceeds through Synagogue grounds to the wedding canopy, where Cantor Mordekhai Salomon sings and a Klezmer band plays. Reportedly, over 20,000 guests attended the wedding from all over Europe and the U.S.
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