Thursday, August 19, 2021

The wedding canopy of Rina Shnerb z"l

Many times, I have seen the families of terror victims take the tragedy and turn it into something beautiful , such as charity organizations or rehabilitation centers.

Here is an example that is much less ambitious but no less beautiful.

Two years ago, 17-year old Rina Shnerb was murdered by a PFLP terrorist with a roadside bomb exploded as she was hiking with her family. 

Her friends embroidered a gorgeous wedding canopy - a chupah - in her memory, to be used by anyone who wants or needs one for their own happy occasion. One couple, Naama Ben Chaim and Alon Eliyad, just used this canopy for their outdoor wedding.

Dear Naama and Alon, 

When a baby is born we wish his parents: 'May she be merited to grow up with the Torah, the chupah and good deeds'. Thank God, we got to see Rina grow into Torah and good deeds. Unfortunately, we didn't get to see her at her chupah. 

Thanks to you, and thanks to all the couples who get married under the 'Rina Chupah', we get to see a type of  'her chupah '.

The main theme of wedding and building a home is the continuity of the people of Israel.  Rina didn't get that privilege, but the people of Israel have that privilege. It is a privilege that even though our enemies seek our destruction, to despair and weaken us, not only do we not fall, but we move forward, and with strength. 

Another couple getting married, another home being built, Am Yisrael Chai!

We wish you that your home will be filled with the voices of rejoicing, jubilation, pleasure and delight, love and brotherhood, peace and friendship. 

Mazal Tov!

The Schnerb family
Their beauty and strength is awe-inspiring.

If any couple in Israel wants to use this chupah, here is the information.