Thursday, November 26, 2015

From tears to joy, bereaved couple marries

Sarah-Tehiya Litman had to postpone her wedding after her father and brother were murdered in a drive-by shooting near Hevron almost two weeks ago, 

but on Thursday night she and her fiance Ariel Beigel went from tears to joy as they got married in Jerusalem.

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The couple are to be married at Binyanei Hauma in the capital, at an event they invited the general public to attend at 10:30 p.m.
Aside from those attending, yet others are donating to help, and Jews have arrived from as far as the US and Canada to take part in the mitzvah (commandment) to bring joy to the bride and groom.
Litman's father, Rabbi Ya'akov Litman, and her brother Netanel Litman, were gunned down by an Arab terrorist as they made their way to a Shabbat Hatan – the Sabbath celebration for the groom before a wedding – at Beigel's home.
Rabbi Ya'akov Shapira is to manage the wedding ceremony, and the traditional sheva brachot - a set of seven blessings said at the marriage - will be said by the bride's two grandfathers, Ashkenazic Chief Rabbi David Lau, Jerusalem Chief Rabbi Shlomo Amar, Rabbi Chaim Druckman, and former Hevron Chief Rabbi Dov Lior.

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