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Bereaved Bride Invites Israeli Public to Celebrate Marriage and Jewish Future

ariel biegel and sarah Tehiya litman

Victims of terror

Mourning at the funeral Saturday night in Jerusalem of Yaakov Litman and his son Netanel, victims of terror. (Tsafrir Abayov/AP)

In a heroic demonstration of Jewish survival and defiance of evil, a young bride who lost her father and brother in a Palestinian terror attack has invited the Israeli public to her wedding festivities next week.

Sarah Tehiya Litman, who lost her father and brother in a terror attack in the South Hebron Hills of Judea last Friday afternoon, was supposed to be married on Tuesday evening. Instead, she is sitting Shiva – the Jewish seven-day mourning period – at her home in Kiryat Arba, a suburb of Hebron.

The wedding, however, will take place in Jerusalem next week, on Thursday evening, and she has invited the public to join her and her fiancé, Ariel Biegel, in celebration.

‘We Will Not Be Crushed’

“This evening, instead of wearing the bridal dress, I will sit on the floor with a torn shirt,” the bride told Yediot Ahronot. “But very soon, we will marry in a large and happy wedding. We will go on and be happy, as Father and Netanel [her brother] always were. We will not be crushed.”

“This will be the million-person wedding,” she stated. “Multitudes will come to make us happy.”

While Sarah-Tehiya was with friends on Friday, her family was on the way to a traditional Shabbat celebration ahead of the wedding when terrorists shot at them. Another brother, Dvir, was injured.

The invitation includes the biblical phrase from the prophet Micah: “Do not rejoice over me, my enemy, for I have fallen but I have gotten up.”

By: United with Israel Staff
(With files from Yediot Ahronot)

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