The adoption was no secret! Nobody would have, anyway,
believed that the sweet little Sephardi girl is the natural
daughter of Family B, an Ashkenazi family.
When her parents divorced, Chani's father asked Mrs. B. if
she'd be willing to adopt his 3 year-old daughter. Mrs. B.
had pity on the young girl and happily took her in, despite
the fact that she already had six children of her own (five
years old and under at the time!). The size of their tiny
apartment, consisting of one bedroom and one living room, did
not faze her decision to help little Chani, nor did the fact
that they would be receiving no financial help . . .
The B's happily managed in this two-room apartment for years
— and only moved to their present 4 room apartment when
they had twelve children.
Their seventeenth child is just over a year old!
Chani grew up in this wonderful family, an exceptionally well-
balanced and good-natured girl. Now, at eighteen, Chani is a
radiant kallah, engaged to an outstanding
bochur — a true masmid with yiras
Shomayim and fine middos. And he just happens to
be her very own brother by adoption!
This exceptional chosson was already engaged and about
to be married in the winter when the kallah's side
broke off. Family B. was brokenhearted.
HaRav Chaim Kanievsky knows the family personally. When asked
advice about Chani's future, he answered: "Marry her off. You
have a son and she has yiras Shomayim!"
Thus did the adopted daughter become the future daughter-in-
Family B. now has a double simchah in their home and
double expenses, too! Neither of Chani's biological parents
can help her financially at all, which means that Rabbi B.
and his wife are the sole mechutonim in this wedding.
Living as they modestly and happily do on a kollel stipend,
there is no way that Family B. can foot the cost of a
Rabbi and Mrs. B. rose to the occasion 14 Å years ago and now
— it is our turn to help Chani.
The wedding date has been set for Monday, 11th of Tammuz,
July 18th. All donations will be gratefully accepted. The
father of the chosson and kalla is a
talmid and chavrusa of HaRav Nissim Karelitz,
who has kindly written a letter of endorsement. May Hashem
bless those who gladden this couple — to always enjoy
simchas in their own family. Tax Deductible Donations
— In England (checks payable to Gainsborough Trust):
Mrs. R. Levison 10 Craven Walk, London N 16 6BT England
In Israel — Reb Zev (father of both Chosson and Kalla)
c/o Hagaon R' Nissim Karelitz
Rechov Meir, Ramat Aharon, Bnei Brak
In the U.S. — Family Gottlieb, 24 E. 9th St. Lakewood,