Jan 24, 2013
Wedding: Zaltzman - Rubashkin
Photos: Levi Percia/COLlive

The wedding of Yehuda Zaltzman of Toronto and Mushka Rubashkin of Monsey took place at Razag Hall Thursday. COLlive broadcast the Chuppah to protest the Kallah's father Sholom Mordechai Rubashkin denied attendance.

By COLlive reporter
Photos by Levi Percia


Family and friends packed the courtyard of 770 Eastern Parkway on Thursday night to celebrate the wedding of young chassidic couple Yehuda Zaltzman and Mushka Rubashkin.

Absent was the father of the kallah, R' Sholom Mordechai Rubashkin, the former kosher meat executive and founder of the Jewish community in Postville, Iowa, who is imprisoned on charges of bank fraud.

As reported, Rubashkin was denied release for the simcha. In an email to COLlive the night before the wedding, the father of 10 asked the Chabad community and supporters of his plight to attend and fill "the place that is left empty."

With the request of the family, COLlive in cooperation with SimchaLive.com provided a live broadcast of the chuppah where Rabbi Avrohom Osdoba, member of the Crown Heights Bais Din, was mesader kiddushin.

Walking the chosson was his father Rabbi Yoseph Yitzchak Zaltzman, Director of the Jewish Russian Community Center of Toronto in Canada and the kallah's grandfather R' Avrohom Aaron Rubashkin of Boro Park, NY.

Walking the kallah was her mother Mrs. Leah Rubashkin, today of Monsey, NY, and the chosson's mother Mrs. Chiena Zaltzman, a Shlucha in Toronto.

Honored with reciting the brachos under the chuppah were members of the committee campaigning for Rubashkin's release: Rabbi Sholom Ber Hecht, Rabbi Pinchos Lipshutz and Rabbi Lipa Brennan.

Also honored was Rabbi Leibel Groner, Mazkir of the Rebbe, as well as Rabbi Avremel Blesofsky, Director of Lubavitch of Iowa City.

Sholom Mordechai Rubashkin joined the occasion via phone. Many were deeply moved when he offered his blessings heard over speaker-phone through the sound system.

The wedding meal was held at the Razag hall and the joyous dancing was led by musician Choni Milecki and singer Eli Marcus.


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Rabbi Leibel Groner, Mazkir of the Rebbe
Rabbi Leibel Groner, Mazkir of the Rebbe
Rabbi Groner under the chuppah
Rabbi Groner under the chuppah




Honored: Rabbi Avremel Blesofsky, Director of Lubavitch of Iowa City
Honored: Rabbi Avremel Blesofsky, Director of Lubavitch of Iowa City


Crown Heights Rabbi Avrohom Osdoba is medaser kiddushin
Crown Heights Rabbi Avrohom Osdoba is medaser kiddushin
















Honored: Rabbi Pinchas Lipshutz, publisher and editor of Yated weekly
Honored: Rabbi Pinchas Lipshutz, publisher and editor of Yated weekly
Honored: Rabbi Shlolom Ber Hecht of NCFJE
Honored: Rabbi Shlolom Ber Hecht of NCFJE
Honored: Rabbi Lipa Brennan
Honored: Rabbi Lipa Brennan


Roza Hindy Weiss holds up the phone with her father Sholom Rubashkin on the line
Roza Hindy Weiss holds up the phone with her father Sholom Rubashkin on the line






The happy couple walk into the main entrance of 770 Eastern Parkway
The happy couple walk into the main entrance of 770 Eastern Parkway








Former Crown Heights Council members Moshe Rubashkin, an uncle of the kallah, and Dr. Tzvi Lang
Former Crown Heights Council members Moshe Rubashkin, an uncle of the kallah, and Dr. Tzvi Lang






Singer Eli Marcus
Singer Eli Marcus
Musician Choni Milecki
Musician Choni Milecki


































































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1
mazel Tov!
Dear Mushka and the entire Rubashkin family,
I wish I could be there and I am so happy for you.
Many Brochos!
(1/24/2013 5:39:15 PM)
2
watching now!!!!
got chills by the first cry of mazel tov. right now its after chupa....hard to see...
(1/24/2013 5:52:25 PM)
3
mazel tov!
may every innocent jew in the world be released from jail!!!!
(1/24/2013 5:52:53 PM)
4
wow
so nice mamsh
(1/24/2013 5:59:21 PM)
5
Mazel tov mazel tov!
can the whole wedding be broadcasted? we want to take part in the simcha even if it's not in person
(1/24/2013 6:01:19 PM)
6
mazel tov uziel
(1/24/2013 6:05:07 PM)
7
i want to watch it but all computers in seminary dont support this!! can you please broadcast it in a different format??? Thank you!!!!
(1/24/2013 6:06:19 PM)
8
Rubashkins and Zaltzmans MAZAL TOV!!!!!!!
Wishing you all the brochos in the world!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! wish I could be with you!!!!!!!!! Love, Sheina Brocha
(1/24/2013 6:10:55 PM)
9
????
I MISSED IT AND REALLY WANNA WATCH IT IS THERE ANYWAY I CAN NOW?
(1/24/2013 6:25:53 PM)
10
Brillaint
Such a good protest. Who is the protest against and how does it effect the people you are protesting?
(1/24/2013 6:34:25 PM)
11
Hasshem's business
I went to the chuppa to support the family. It felt to me similar to the feeling when I went to the rallies for Gush Katif - like it's an inyan of Hashem's business
(1/24/2013 7:02:51 PM)
12
MAZEL TOV MUSHKA!
is there a way to see it now, if i missed it live?????
(1/24/2013 7:36:04 PM)
13
Ya, can we watch it now? How?
(1/24/2013 7:41:12 PM)
14
MBCM
MAZEL TOV MUSHKA!!!
(1/24/2013 7:49:49 PM)
15
mazel tov!!!
did her father get to come
(1/24/2013 7:54:03 PM)
16
great idea
wonderful to see fellow Jews involved and active in this simcha. Who is this protest against and how does it effect or sway the people whom you are protesting against?
(1/24/2013 7:57:42 PM)
17
Thanks
Thanks Collive and Simchalive for sponsoring Live stream
(1/24/2013 8:01:30 PM)
18
MUSHKA!!!!
MAZAL TOV!!!!!!!!
is there a way to watch it now??
(1/24/2013 8:03:24 PM)
19
to number 15 and all
No, unfortunately the US of A has a corrupt justice system that does not allow a religious law-abiding Jew to attend his own daughters wedding.

It is unfortunate, sad, heartbreaking, disgusting, and shocking.
(1/24/2013 8:30:51 PM)
20
mazal tov!
i was actually there. a huge mazal tov!!!!!!!
(1/24/2013 8:51:05 PM)
21
@11
it shows the jewish community did not forget him! and we will not stay silent until there is justice!
(1/24/2013 10:34:30 PM)
22
MAZEL TOV!!! ~ how can we watch it??
Mazel Tov MAZEL TOV! Is there still a way we can watch the wedding?? Please let us know!
MAZEL TOV MUSHKA! May Hashem give you much Bracha V'Hatzlacha! May u see REVEALED GOOD! May RIGHT AWAY we see Moshiach Tzidkainue come AND Together we will be as 1one!:)
Love,
Rochel Katz
(1/24/2013 10:47:58 PM)
23
Mazal tov!
Such beautiful pics! We're so sorry we had to miss it! All your tefillos should be fulfilled immediatly!!!
Much love,
The Meretsky's
(1/24/2013 11:57:13 PM)
24
MY HERO
Pinny Lipschutz!!! He got a bracha!!! Write that!!!
(1/25/2013 12:02:21 AM)
25
MUSHKAA
MAZELLLL TOV!!!
(1/25/2013 12:23:29 AM)
26
oh yeah
So thats the zaltzmaner rebbe
(1/25/2013 12:29:50 AM)
27
Chani p
MaZal tov lipsh zaltzman and rubashkin
(1/25/2013 12:37:10 AM)
28
I wish i was there!!!!!
A hearty mazal tov to the Rubashkin family,and may we hear good news in the very near future.

l.j
(1/25/2013 12:41:48 AM)
29
@menashe segman
Like a Boss!!
(1/25/2013 1:57:35 AM)
30
Mazal Tov
only brochos
(1/25/2013 2:08:02 AM)
31
Yeshivah Gedolah Melbourne
We love you Menashe Segman
(1/25/2013 2:09:33 AM)
32
wow
The second dance was 4 hrs!!! The energy was amazing and the music amazing. It proves you can have only chassidishe nigunim and the places rocks. Shkoiach Chony and Eli!
(1/25/2013 2:12:19 AM)
33
Rebbe nachas! Shouldn't you honor his Levi status?
I do every day,when praying for his dad.
Moshiach Now!
(1/25/2013 2:53:52 AM)
34
The picture....
Of the Kallah with the phone in her hand right after the Chuppah brought tears to my eyes. Mazel Tov, may this be a wonderful new beginning.
(1/25/2013 7:10:37 AM)
35
May this simcha bring the true simcha...
Seeing the photo of the phone under the chupah brought tears to my eyes as well. The injustice of this case cries out so loud. It is a disgrace to the US that Sholom Rubashkin is still in jail.
May G-d punish everyone who put him there .
(1/25/2013 9:22:58 AM)
36
beautiful pictures
thank you!
(1/25/2013 9:30:50 AM)
37
Distance Barriers
Beautiful!!! i enjoyed looking at the pictures. May both families only have much nachas and simchos. There were some pictures that i saw last night that are not posted now. Did you take some out and add new ones? Can u pls update with ALL the pictures? Thank you!!
(1/25/2013 9:52:53 AM)
38
Went to the chuppa
Feel like a larger Lubavitch family
(1/25/2013 10:03:21 AM)
39
you you're so beautiful
mushka stunning gown
mazal tov!!!
(1/25/2013 10:06:14 AM)
40
Sincere
Who is that Cute Tzadaikis saying Tehillim in the first picture ? we need more of that !
(1/25/2013 10:09:52 AM)
41
beautiful!
mazel tov, holy ones!!
(1/25/2013 11:06:48 AM)
42
Audio
Can we get the audio of SMR words at Chupah?
(1/25/2013 11:12:48 AM)
43
mazel tov
mazel tov. Mushka you are so pretty
(1/25/2013 12:08:17 PM)
44
Rebetzin Rubashkin
U look so so beautiful kah! The A-R should give u an extra measure of Koichos!
(1/25/2013 12:50:37 PM)
45
mazal tov mazel tov
mazel tov
(1/25/2013 12:57:26 PM)
46
MAZAL TOV
MAZAL TOV MUSHKAH I WISH I WAS THERE
(1/25/2013 1:13:42 PM)
47
Mazal Tov!
Feter Berel (Zaltzman)!
Mazal Tov! Only wish the Kallah's father was there!
(1/25/2013 2:14:51 PM)
48
???
How many people attended?
(1/25/2013 2:15:42 PM)
49
Heyyy!!
Feter Hillell and Feter Berel!!!
(1/25/2013 2:34:28 PM)
50
Mazal tov!
From mishpocha overseas
(1/26/2013 12:56:33 PM)
51
Mazal Tov
Warmest wishes from the Brahinskys in Eretz Yisrael to all the Rubashkins and Balkanys. :-) Nechama Sarah and Moshe.
(1/26/2013 2:30:43 PM)
52
To # 40
Hadassa Leiter - Sholom Mordechai's niece
(1/26/2013 6:28:31 PM)
53
bochur from down under
mazal tov yehuda
your mekubol from when you were a shliach in YG, Melbourne
(1/26/2013 7:48:38 PM)
54
I am in awe of the Rubashkin family
especially Mrs Rubashkin
May Hashem bentch her and all her children to be reunited with their father, sheyichye, away from any type of confinement
Moshaich NOW
(1/26/2013 8:01:31 PM)
55
Ultimate Miracle
May Hashem create a miracle that Sholom should be freed and should not need "miracles" to attend his other 6 childrens weddings!!!!
(1/26/2013 9:01:21 PM)
56
Mazel tov!
Mazel tov mushka, you look gorgeous! i wish i can still see the video! may you have all the brochos!
(1/27/2013 12:01:05 AM)
57
SO EMOTIONAL1!!
The pcitur ewhen the girl is goling the phone is so sad.. wantedto cry1 so brave!! :)
(1/27/2013 3:47:45 PM)
58
MUSHKA!!!!!
LUV U!!!!
MAZAL TOV!!!
(1/27/2013 6:57:20 PM)
59
mazal tov!!!!
mazal tov mushka!!!!!
(1/27/2013 8:44:52 PM)
60
mushka!!
mazal tov! love teen camper
(1/28/2013 3:06:23 PM)
61
To New Zaltzman Family from Judea
A lot of naches
Asher Elper
(1/28/2013 3:43:44 PM)
62
A bjj camper
Omg!!!!!!
Mmushka!!!!!!!!!! Mazal tov, wish I could be there !!!
You should have all of the brachos in the world!
(1/28/2013 9:34:20 PM)
63
mazel tov!
mazel tov mushka!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
(1/29/2013 8:18:09 PM)
64
Musky, MAZELLLL TOVVVV!
Hi sweetie, it is Miriam Nechama, from Ames, Iowa. You looked BEAUTIFUL and I am soooo happy your tatte was able to be on the phone with you under the chuppah. Maybe I will see you in Toronto!!! Esther is studying there now! BH! LOVE YOU!!!!!
(1/31/2013 2:55:43 AM)
65
mazal tov!
ONLY SIMCHAS!!!!!!!
(2/18/2013 8:26:37 PM)
66
Kind & Brave
How kind, thoughtful and brave of the Rubashkin family to share their happiness and hope with all. May G-d's bountiful uncountable blessings infuse the young couple's lives and their families' future.
(3/6/2013 10:20:20 AM)
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