In memory of Rabbi Levi Yitzchok ben R' Zalman Yuda Deitsch OBM
The rejoicing of a groom and bride is one of the greatest expressions of Jewish happiness. This rejoicing heralds and precipitates the ultimate rejoicing as expressed in the prophecy: "There will be heard ... in the cities of Judah and the outskirts of Jerusalem ... the sound of happiness and the sound of rejoicing ... the sound of a groom and the sound of a bride." Therefore, everyone, and particularly the members of the family, should participate in this celebration as a preparation for the "eternal rejoicing" that will characterize the Era of the Redemption.
(Hisvaaduyos 5744, Vol. III, p. 1,965)