watercolor of Jewish bride in elaborate traditional garb by Eugene Delacroix
Rabbi Jochanan the Sandalmaker said: “Every assembly that is for the sake of Heaven shall in the end bear fruit; but any which is not for the sake of Heaven shall not bear fruit.”
From Chapters of the Fathers in Gates of Prayer, Chaim Stern, ed. (New York, Central Conference of American Rabbis, 1975), 23.