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Section: Hanhagos   Category: Ma'aseh Rav
The Chasam Sofer Makes A Shidduch For Kol Nidrei
One Erev Yom Kippur as it was getting dark, the Chasam Sofer sent for one of his talmidim.  The Talmid, all nervous at being called to his revered Rebbi at this most crucial time entered shaking with fear.  To his shock, theChasam Sofer offered him a Shidduch.  The girl was a Yesomah from her father.  Stunned, the Talmid couldn't get any words out of his mouth.  The Chasam Sofer once again said to him, "My son, I have only the best intentions for you, why do you not reply?"  Finally speaking through falling tears, the boy said, "Rebbi, you know I amdestitute and if I marry an orphan I am destined to live a life of bitter poverty."  The Chasam Sofer answered him that if agrees to the shidduch, he promises that Hashem will bless him with Parnassa and all his business dealings will succeed and he will live a very prosperous life.  When the Talmid heard this he consented.

Then the Chasam Sofer quickly sent for the girl and her mother.  After telling them about the boy he had for the girl, they to wondered out loud how they would even be able to make aChasanah considering the lack of money on both sides.  The Chasam Sofer promised them that if they agree to the shidduch, he promises that they will never lack anything and they will never have to take gifts or borrow money from anyone.

With both sides agreeing the Chasam Sofer wished Mazal Tov and since he was late for Kol Nidrei he headed for the door exclaiming, "Boruch Hashem I now have what to take with me to Kol Nidrei." 

The Chasam Sofer lived every moment of the year B'Kedusha U'B'Tahara.  His Elul was a lesson in Tshuva.  Yet he felt that he desperately needed to bring something special with him to Kol Nidrei.  What will we bring with us to Kol Nidrei this year?
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