The bureaucrats whisked through all the paperwork details in four days and by this evening everything was ready.
Don't forget, everything was pretty-much donated. The chuppa took place in the courtyard of the Ari Sepharadi synagogue. Meir Glazer of Shvil HaLev came and played guitar, using the sound equipment of Simply Tsfat. Ya'akov and Miriam Drori of Tzfat's House of Love and Prayer organized the entire chuppa and Ya'akov served as the rabbi. Susan Zehavi of Art Colony Inn prepared the food. Jody Sugar of A Jewish Calendar came to be the official photographer.
Just to give you an idea of the type of effort that went into this event, here's a summary of some of yesterday's Facebook postings
- Layah Rosenzweig A couple rom Holland who i met last week who after many years decided to have a kosher wedding. I told them they should do it in Israel and when they said they had no idea how to go about that.. i offered to do it for them in order to get the married in a halachik way... that was on Friday... and here we are on Thursday with a wedding happening in a few hours!!! Ah lots to do!
Yes, living in Safed can be trying at time, but sometimes I'm just so proud to be part of this community.