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Gnesen

Gnesen, 1645: A wedding was arranged at the fair.

The reason behind this wedding in the days of Sefirah is as follows. The couple to get married was a widow and a widower, and they were supposed to get married on Lag BaOmer, but the widower fell ill. They couldnโ€™t push off the wedding after Yomtov for various reasons, therefore, Rabbi Chanoch Darshan of Gnesen [Gniezno, Poland], allowed this marriage to take place on 21 Iyar, 36th of the sefirah.

Source: Shuโ€t Chinuch Beis Yehuda ยง21


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