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March 12, 2012 11:15 am

Courageous Israeli Couples Exchange Vows Under Rocket Fire

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Amid the latest round of Palestinian attacks from Gaza, Maor Kardi and Mor Peretz’s reception at the Silver wedding hall in Ashkelon was accompanied by the occasional early warning rocket siren, and still, the party went on as planned.

“We won’t let any Grad rocket or Code Red (early warning siren) dampen the most important event of our lives,” the couple said with a smile, moments before they walked down the aisle.

In the adjacent hall, another couple was getting married—Saar Uzan and Hagit Abutbul from Ashkelon. They, too, were determined to celebrate without changing their plans. The groom’s mother said defiantly, “If my son were to cancel or postpone the wedding it would certainly not have been because of the tense situation or the rocket threat—it would have been because of his painful shyness. He is a modest boy who would probably rather get married at the rabbinical courthouse, with his immediate family and only a handful of friends.”

Peretz said that amid all the excitement and wedding preparations she didn’t have time to think about the dangers. “We thought of everything—just not the Grad rockets. Now we’ll have a story to tell the next generation,” she said.

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  • Leah L

    Again?! I thought the Algemeiner was a frum journal. Nobody dressed tzniusdik or in a yarmulka was getting married then??? I am seriously considering unsubscribing.

    • Miriam

      So unsubscribe! The frum have caused enough trouble! [Like punishing a girl because she dared to work with boys!Pulleeze!]
      Why don’t all the frum people stop learning so much and help defend Israel?????

  • joanne ginsberg

    israeli couples do not walk down the aisle
    they stand under the chuppah
    and who chose the picture for this article?
    lousy choice….they look like american christians…
    not at all like an israeli couple

    • Cat Ben

      I agree with your comment about the chuppah.. but are you serious about their looks? If they are blond with light skin you call them american christian? How do isrealis look like? do they all have black hats? or knitted kippot? or rasta dreadlocks? are they all black Ethiopians? sefaradim? sirian? yeminite? eastern european?
      puuuhleezzz…!!
      May they newly weds have a happy life with peace, health and prosperity!!

      • Amen! I believe judging people based on their hair and skin color has a name for it…..Racism. I thought only the enemies of Am Yisrael placed Jews into categories based on physical appearances?

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