Israeli wedding hall owner prevents rockets from ruining couple’s big day

“It is the mitzvah that counts. These circumstances are atrocious. Thank God at least we can do this much,” Sapir said.

By World Israel News Staff

Eitan Sapir, the owner of a wedding hall in southeast of Netanya, was bothered that marriage ceremonies in southern Israel would have to either be canceled or proceed without many family members and friends attending because of Tuesday’s rocket attacks.

Moran and Yaniv, a couple who were to be married at Sapir’s hall on Tuesday, felt the same way.

“I spoke with Moran and Yaniv — they are a wonderful couple, generous, sensitive, very special — and we talked about how we could help those who are facing the terror even on their happiest day,” Sapir told the Jewish Press.

Together, these three decided to provide a couple whose wedding plans were affected by the rocket attacks a “double wedding” with the extra costs fully covered by Sapir.

“If you live in southern Israel and were supposed to get married this evening, we are going to be at the Telya wedding hall (at Kibbutz Yitzhak, near Even Yehuda), and we invite you to move your wedding to our place tonight,” Moran and Yaniv wrote on their social media pages.

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“Come with your rabbi and your guests, and we will make two weddings together!” they said.“We will show the world we are always strong and united!”

Sapir did not reveal to the Jewish Press how much the cost would be to cover a whole other wedding party.

“It doesn’t matter,” he said. “It’s not relevant. It is the mitzvah that counts. These circumstances are atrocious. Thank God at least we can do this much.”