KikarHashabat reports that Avivit Se'ar, who lost her husband and five children in a house fire in March 2012, got married last night to a man who she became acquainted with while she was sitting shiva. The principal of the school where she teaches offered the newly married couple a birchat kohein under the chupah. He also remarked that today we lit five chanukah candles, which are the five souls of the children who are standing with us today.
Click here to read On Death and Undying Faith: The First Interview with Avivit Se’ar after the Loss of her Husband and 5 Children, which was posted in May, 2012.
How can anyone know whether their marriage, years down the road, will be a truly happy one? According to one new study, we already do.
We know in our gut whether or not we’re happy in our relationship — even if we can’t, or won’t, admit those feelings to ourselves on a conscious level, suggests the new research, led by James McNulty, a Florida State University psychologist. McNulty writes in the paper, published Thursday in the journal Science, that "even though people may be unwilling or unable to recognize any deep-seated discontent they have toward their partners, that discontent may nonetheless shape their relationship outcomes.”
Read more: http://www.today.com/health/you-know-your-gut-if-your-marriage-will-be-happy-2D11661922
Regarding the latest report about a Hasidic man being a victim of the knockout game, perhaps some people might wish to consult Gary Moskowitz.