A Purim Tale....Junior Brides.....
Every little girl dreams about being kallah [bride] and looking like a queen in her wedding dress. She dreams that she will fall in love with a handsome prince and together they will build a beautiful home and be the pride of their families.
My daughter Naomi was no exception. One Purim when she was about 9 or 10 years old, Naomi asked me if she could wear my wedding dress complete with the veil as her Purim costume. I said okay, and when she was all dressed-up, the sight of my young ‘kallah’ brought a lump to my throat. [I get emotional easily].
My Kallah & her friends.
Was I seeing the future? Ten years later, my junior kallah was a beautiful for real kallah. Naomi and her prince Eliezer were married Rosh Chodesh Nisan 5750, [March 27/90] on Kibbutz Rosh Tzurim in Gush Etzion. B”H they are parents to 6 beautiful children.
Going back to that Purim....Naomi and my younger daughter Devorah went to our Shul’s Purim party as a Chatan and Kallah. Naomi wore the wedding dress and Devorah wore a pant suit complete with tzizit and a hat.
The happy couple won first prize, a stuffed monkey.
About twelve years later, Devorah was a gorgeous kallah. She and her prince Hagai were married in Netivot, 5th Kislev 5752 [Nov.11th/91] and are B”H parents to 6 fabulous children.
Just before we made Aliyah, a friend called and said that she knew of a very needy Russian kallah and would I lend her my wedding dress. I had the dress cleaned, handed it to my friend and I heard that the kallah was just beautiful. I told my friend to hold on to the dress and pass it around as necessary.
I wonder how many brides wore my dress...........
It is now around thirty years since that Purim party.... and a few weeks ago, my granddaughters, Adi  and Talia  asked their mother Devorah, if they could try on her wedding dress.
Devorah told me that they were beautiful. May my husband and I have the Bracha to dance at their weddings.
Until next time.........Feel free to comment and pass my blog around.
A Happy Purim to everyone!