On September 14, Abu Dhabi hosted the first and largest wedding of a Rabbi in the UAE. Over 1,500 guests attended the ceremony at the Hilton Yas Hotel.
Rabbi Duchman, 29, has been living in the UAE for 8 years. Lea Hadad, 27, was born in Brussels, Belgium. She is also the daughter of Rabbi Menachem Hadad, Chief Rabbi of Brussels.
Guests from all over the world attended the largest wedding of a Rabbi in the country
Many prominent rabbis and dignitaries attended the largest Jewish event in the UAE. Additionally, more than 20 ambassadors were also in attendance. Including ambassadors from Japan, South Korea, and Finland. Moreover, dignitaries and notable members of the UAE’s society attended. The founder of Emaar, Mohammed Alabbar also attended the ceremony.
Over 20 religious leaders attended the ceremony. Including the head of the Christian, Catholic and Buddhist communities in the UAE.
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The founder of Emaar, Mohamed Alabbar performed a reading for the couple
The Emirati businessman recited one of the seven prayers for the couple.
🇦🇪✡️ — VIDEO: The Chuppah and wedding of @RabbiUae Levi Duchman taking place now in Abu Dhabi, UAE, attended by 1,500 guests from around the world, including leading rabbis, dignitaries and Emirati royals — it is the largest Jewish event in the Arabian Gulf in recent history. pic.twitter.com/9q9KqJZJpJ
— Belaaz News (@TheBelaaz) September 14, 2022
Other than being the largest traditional Jewish wedding it is also the first wedding of a Rabbi in the UAE
Additionally, the Rabbi’s wedding coincided with the 2nd anniversary of the Abraham Accords. The Abraham Accords were signed on September 15, 2020.