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Anatevka, Wisconsin

The Wisconsin State Journal says that the recent wedding of a local Chabad rabbi’s daughter is the closest most residents of Madison to experiencing “Fiddler on the Roof” (don’t worry, she didn’t marry a Cossack):

The marriage of Chanie Matusof, of Madison, and Nissi Gansbourg, of Montreal, was a deeply traditional Chasidic Jewish wedding.

It may have been the first of its kind here – the closest most Madisonians have come to experiencing anything similar may be watching “Fiddler on the Roof.”

“It is rare, ” said Rabbi Matusof of the Chabad House on Regent Street, the father of the bride, who officiated. “Just ask the staff here and they ‘ll tell you they ‘ve never seen anything like it before.”

“My parents have been here in Wisconsin for 40 years,” added Rabbi Mendel Shmotkin, of the Milwaukee-based group Lubavitch of Wisconsin. “This is definitely the first Chasidic wedding that Madison has ever seen. This is historic.”

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