July 21, 2006

The True Spirit of Israel

Do you know why we will survive this war? Because we are a pro-life country. We do not let troubles keep us from celebrating life and the bounties that G-d gives us.

Congradulations to the new couple. May they live till 120 years, in good health of body, mind, heart and soul.

Israeli Couple Weds in Bomb Shelter

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Jul 20, 10:52 PM (ET)


(AP) A rabbi conducts a wedding ceremony for Israeli couple Shlomi Bouskila, 30, right, and Maya...
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KIRYAT SHEMONA, Israel (AP) - The guest list was slashed and the venue hastily changed, but Shlomi Boskila and Maya Lugasi got married anyway, defying the threat of rocket attacks Thursday with a wedding in an underground bomb shelter.

Nine days of attacks by Hezbollah guerrillas have forced many in northern Israel to spend their days in reinforced bunkers.

"This shows Hezbollah and (its leader Hassan) Nasrallah that not even 20,000 missiles can destroy the happiness of the bride and groom," said Boskila, the 29-year-old new husband.

Almost 75 people, at least half of them reporters, packed the 15-square-yard shelter. Most of the guests stood up because of the lack of space for seats.

"For 25 years I have married people, but this is the first time in a shelter," said Rabbi Nissim Malka.

When Boskila broke a glass, part of a Jewish tradition that signals the ceremony is over, the crowd broke into dance. A disc jockey played traditional Israeli songs and dance music.

"At the beginning (of the wedding) it was strange, but now that we're married it doesn't mean anything," said Lugasi, 22.

Lugasi, in a long strapless dress, and Boskila, in jeans and a white shirt, served their guests chicken, salad, wine and beer, using plastic cups and plates.


Associated Press reporter Alon Bernstein contributed to this report from Safed.

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Posted by Rachel Ann at July 21, 2006 06:21 AM | TrackBack

Good for them!!!! I don't know if I would've been as determined but I applaud them for continuing to live their life. They deserve to be happy.....war or no war.

Posted by: Robin P at July 21, 2006 01:11 PM

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