Mazal Tov to Bob & Sharon Miller on the Engagement of their Son

Mazal Tov to Bob & Sharon Miller on the engagement of their son Dovid to Yael Klagsbrun of Greater Passaic. Dovid has been learning at Beth Medrash Govoha in Lakewood.

Bob notes:

At Yael’s home, I also met the famed lawyer Ron Coleman, as proven by the attached photo he took with a small electronic device. This reassured us that we both existed independently of the Web.

We’re a little envious that Ron got to meet Bob, but after the Chofetz Chaim Heritage’s film yesterday about Envy we’re working on curtailing the feeling. At the CAY showing in KGH, Rabbi Krohn, who was a speaker in the film showed up to watch it, and told over some stories which hit the cutting room floor. It was pretty cool.

Rabbi Welcher said in his Tisha B’Av shiur that we need to be constantly aware of Chesed opportunities. We have to be proactive in our chesed. Chesed can be something small like wishing someone a Mazal Tov. So we would like to take this opportunity to thank Bob for his active participation here on Beyond BT and wishing he and his wife Sharon a Mazal Tov on the engagement of their son Dovid.

27 comments on “Mazal Tov to Bob & Sharon Miller on the Engagement of their Son

  1. Just an update: Bob annd I are now grandparents for the fourth time. Dovid and Yael had their first child on September 1 and the bris was Wednesday September 9. His name is Yehoshua Leib. He is absolutely gorgeous! Of course, I’m just one of his Bubbies.

    We pray that Dovid and Yael have the zechus to raise Yehoshua Leib to a life of Torah, Chuppah and good deeds.

  2. Bob, it was a pleasure meeting you in real life at the l’Chaim and having the opportunity to chat.

    Mazal Tov and lots of nachas to you and the entire family. Having known Yael and her family for many years, I can say that Dovid has excellent taste! They should be zocheh to build a bayis ne’eman b’yisrael (or BNB in blog-ese).

  3. In fact, we ought to resist the urge to generalize and even theorize, because of the complex factors involved for each participant in the process, such as:

    1. Life history (individual, family)
    2. Geography
    3. Jewish outlook (hashkafah)
    4. Personality
    5. Midos
    6. Timing
    7. Personal compatibility

    No set of resumes and checklists can really capture all the really relevant information. That’s why the shidduch dating process itself has to allow true, direct communication.

    Sincere Jews do what they have to do, realizing that HaShem really manages the process.

  4. Mazal Tov! It’s a small world, Yael is a friend of my daughter. Great girl, great family. You should have lots of nachas from them.

    Unfortunately I heard the news too late to attend the vort.

  5. 1. Charlie, she lives on the Clifton side of the border with Passaic, in a neigborhood the local Jews consider to be part of the Passaic community.

    2. RC, I didn’t notice discrimination in the process. Virtually all the suggested matches along the way appeared to be from FFB’s and about FFB’s. I’m not discounting any difficulties other BT parents may have had for whatever reasons.

  6. Bob, allow me to chime in with a “hartzige Mazel Tov” and my “birkas hedyot” that you should merit to see only nachas from all your children.

    I don’t mean to be intrusive, but in light of the recent threads on this and other blogs, I was wondering how you would characterize your shidduch experience with your son? Did you feel looked down upon or discriminated against because you are a baal teshuvah? [I am not asking out of mere curiosity; it has to do with a theory I have.]

    Charlie Hall Asks: “(BTW, what does “greater Passaic” mean?)”

    Why, Manhatten, of course!

  7. A giant brocha of nachas and hisaalus to you and all the baalei simcha! And may the surprises along the road not surprise you!

    BTW, whos who in the picture? (not to take away the fun from guessing!)

  8. Thanks to all of you, too.

    By the way, I want to put in a plug for the Yeshiva Gedolah Ateres Mordechai, in Oak Park, MI, where Dovid studied earlier in the Mesivta and Beis Medrash (before going on to Brisk Yerushalayim and Lakewood).

    Dovid started there when we lived in Oak Park, and stayed there as a dorm student when we moved (more than once). There is a real togetherness among the Roshei Yeshiva, other faculty, and students. Many of Dovid’s former classmates now on the East Coast found their way to the l’chaim in NJ and I could see the genuine friendship that had developed among them. Yael’s father was impressed that so many came on short notice.

    Since leaving the Yeshiva Gedolah, Dovid has stayed in contact with their Roshei Yeshiva and often consults with them. Today, he’s off to Michigan with other Detroiters studying in Lakewood, to help out at a summer camp.

  9. Mazal Tov to the entire Miller mishpacha. Next time perhaps you can coordinate the vort with the Beyond BT Shabbaton, so we can be graced by your presence.

  10. Mazel Tov! May you have much nachas from the couple and all your children!

    Kol Tuv, Dovid

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