Sarah Litman's father, Rabbi Yaakov Litman, and 18-year-old brother Netanel were slain on their way to wedding preparations when terrorists opened fire at their vehicle near the West Bank settlement of Otniel.
To help the bride set aside the mourning on her happiest day and let joy prevail, 800 family and friends were personally invited to the event, and hundreds responded to the public invitation issued by the two families.
The couple thanked the public who came to join in the festivities."Until two weeks ago, nobody knew or was interested in me and Ariel, then one minute on Friday – at the height of preparations – my father and brother were murdered by a heinous terrorist," said Sarah Litman. "There is not a moment in which I do not miss the smile of Netanel and the humility and modesty of my father, it will always accompany me.
"But precisely in the midst of the pain, in the month of bravery before Hannukah, we will spread, together with all of the people of Israel, an immense light of happiness, giving and love which was bestowed upon us by the nation of Israel. The main thing is not to fear at all."