I'm looking for where a certain story with the maharam Schick is printed. It goes as follows : the ruler of the maharam Schicks area wished to see a Jewish wedding and ordered that one take place in his palace. He observed the ceremony and asked what the kittel that the groom wears is for. In response, the maharam Schick said that it is to remind the groom of death since he will be buried in a kittel as well when he dies. In other words a wedding, as happy a time as it is for the new couple, they still need a reminder in mortality that serves as a lesson that life is not all fun and games.

  • I don't get the significance of this story...
    – robev
    Commented Aug 25, 2023 at 4:09
  • As the goyim say "till death do us part."
    – Shababnik
    Commented Aug 25, 2023 at 4:26
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    @Shababnik I think robev's problem is why does one need a story involving maharam Schick, just to say that the groom wears a kittel at his wedding ceremony to remind himself of death, since he will be buried in it as well when he dies. What does the story add to the minhag, or it's purpose? Wouldn't they have been known if not for the stroy?
    – Tamir Evan
    Commented Aug 25, 2023 at 5:02
  • I understand his question, but don't have an answer. What's the point of any story? Just write the lesson of the story in one sentence... either way I know it's written somewhere and am trying to find it
    – Shababnik
    Commented Aug 25, 2023 at 11:13


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