The wedding of Ariel Bigel and Sarah-Tehiya Litman, whose father and brother were brutally murdered last week by a Palestinian terrorist near Chevron, is currently underway at the Binyanei Ha’uma in Jerusalem, with Jews having traveled from all over the world to be in attendance.
When Yaacov and Netanel Litman, a father and son, were killed by Palestinian terrorist just four days before the wedding of the former’s daughter, the family was understandably devastated. Nevertheless, despite their sorrow they are not giving up and allowing the terrorists to soil their future.
The family was on their way from their home in Kiryat Arba to Meitar, where their future in-laws live, to hold the Shabbat Chatan on Friday. An Arab terrorist killed Sarah-Tehiya’s brother Netanel Litman, her father, Rabbi Yaakov Litman, and wounding her brother Dvir.
The couple, Sarah-Tehiya Litman, 21, and Ariel Bigel, have pushed their wedding off for nine days and have decided to invite all of Israel to celebrate with them!
The Litman family stated that next week, they will “get up, and rejoice…. and we want everyone to join in with our joy.”
The invitation-announcement is preceded by the phrase – “Do not rejoice over me, my enemy, for I have fallen but I have gotten up” (Michah 7:8).
“This will be the million-person wedding,” the couple said. “Multitudes will come to make us happy.”
Sarah said that her fiancè has become a father figure for her orphaned siblings before he even became her husband. “Now he will fill the space left by my father and brother. My angel in white has a difficult mission.”
Ariel said their bond is being tested but the loss has only brought them closer together. “When I see Sarah-Tehiya’s mother, how hard it is for her without her husband, I understand what it means to be a husband and how much support people get from their partners.”