It was the wedding that wasn’t. Sarah-Techiya Litman and Ariel Biegel were to be married tonight, Tuesday, November 17. But the bride had her special night robbed from her by dint of the cruelest circumstances imaginable: her father and brother were gunned down in their car on the way to the Shabbat Chatan, a celebration connected to Jewish marriage.
“This evening, instead of wearing the bridal dress, I will sit on the floor with a torn shirt,” Sarah told the newspaper Yediot Aharonot Tuesday. “But very soon, we will marry in a large and happy wedding. We will go on and be happy as Father and Netanel always were. We will not be crushed.”
“This will be the million-person wedding,” the couple said. “Multitudes will come to make us happy.”
So, no: they won’t be getting married tonight. But they WILL be getting married on November 26.
Here is the translated text of the Hebrew invitation:
“Don’t make our enemies happy. We fell, we got up, with G-d’s help, our wedding will take place next Thursday, 26 November, 14 Kislev, at Binyanei Hauma in Jerusalem. Am Yisrael is invited to get up from the dust and rejoice with us….
Sarah Techiya and Ariel”