Meet the Parenting / Chinuch / Child Safety Forum Leader
Rabbi Yakov Horowitz
Rabbi Yakov Horowitz, Founding Dean of Monsey’s Yeshiva Darchei Noam and Director of The Center for Jewish Family Life, conducts child abuse prevention and parenting workshops internationally. He’s the author of two books, published the landmark children’s personal safety picture...
My son is getting to married in three weeks without the approval nor attendance of my wife nor I. We don’t approve of the Shidduch however we at no time told them that we wouldn’t attend. He sprung this on us on Sunday. My wife and I are crushed that he would do this to us. The girl is shlepping him off the Derech and isn’t frum. They fight like cats and dogs and I believe that there will be violence in the near future. What do we do?
I’m sorry for your pain and would like to help in any way I can but to help me better answer you, can you please clarify if you and your wife not (planning to) attending the wedding was you not wanting to attend or your son not inviting you? It’s unclear from your question.