The Jewish People have been invited to the wedding of
Ariel Bigel to Sarah Tichyeh Litman!
Binyanei haUmah, Jerusalem at 10:30 pm tomorrow (Thursday, November 26th, 2015)
Yaakov Litman Hy”d, the kalah’s father, and Netanel Litman Hy”d, her brother, were taken from us by the a terrorist’s hand while on the way to the chasan’s aufruf.
The words gracing the top of the invitation “Hisna’ari! mei’afar qumi!…. Awaken! Rise from the dust…” are part of a longer stretch of Lekha Dodi that have brought tears to my eye every Friday night since the Henkin’s murder on Sukkos, and the Royal City has been living in turmoil.
|Sanctuary of the king, royal city,||מקדש מלך, עיר מלוכה,|
|Arise! Leave from the midst of the turmoil!||קומי! צאי מתוך ההפכה!|
|Long enough have you sat in the valley of tears||רב לך שבת בעמק הבכא,|
|And He will take great pity upon you compassionately.||והוא יחמול עליך חמלה.|
|Awaken! Rise from the dust!||התנערי! מעפר קומי!|
|Dress in your garments of splendor — my people.||לבשי בגדי תפארתך — עמי.|
|By the hand of Yishai’s son, the Bethlehemite,||על יד בן ישי, בית הלחמי,|
|Draw near to my soul, her redeemer!||קרבה אל נפשי גאלה.|
|Let’s go, my beloved, to meet the bride…||לכה דודי לקראת כלה…|
During the day, Yeshivat Ashreinu, where Ezra Schwartz Hy”d was learning, is hosting in his memory learning for boys in “gap year” programs from across the country.