Wedding Gift, according to HaRav Aviner

Q: We are a poor family, and our relative is getting married. They have the custom of giving expensive wedding gifts, but we are unable to do so. The trip is also costly. What should we do?
A: Give according to your ability, and include an apology note.

-HaRav Shlomo Aviner



  1. 1- this doesn’t count as a real post because it’s short, so i hope you have more posts coming
    2- where’d you find this?? an apology note? is that a joke? people should be thankful for whatever someone gives them as a gift. the gift does not show how much or how little that person cares about you. I don’t know this Rabbi dude, but that was such bad advice.


  2. I agree with Na’ama, absolutely no apology notes. You do not have to give an expensive gift. Just go to homegoods, get a pretty serving plate and you are golden. If you want to go above and beyond you can tovel it and in your congratulatory note you add that its already toveled. Also, there is no custom called giving expensive gifts. That is not a thing.



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