Uri Mintzer and Elinor Yosefin were among the hundreds of military reservists recently called up for duty in Israel; they chose to perform an impromptu wedding ceremony on Sunday night prior to reporting to their respective units.
The young couple was on vacation in Thailand when Israel was savagely attacked by Hamas on Saturday. They hurried home in a hurry. Mintzer remarked, “I’ve thought about this moment countless times, but I never envisioned it like this.
“I sincerely hope that we’ll be able to have the wedding we desire in the near future. She is my past, present, and future since I had the good fortune to fall in love with my closest friend, he continued.
In Shoham, central Israel, the pair exchanged vows under a traditional wedding canopy with just their parents, a rabbi, and a select group of well-wishers in attendance.
Rear Admiral Daniel Hagari, a spokesman for the Israeli Defense Forces, reported on Monday that 300,000 reservists have been called up for duty in the previous 48 hours.
300,000 reservists were mobilized by the IDF in less than 48 hours, according to Hagari.It’s not every day that a couple gets married on the eve of going off to war,” said the wedding’s officiant, Rabbi David Stav, “and this marriage is proof of the strength of this couple in their relationship and a demonstration of their love for each other, their country, and the Jewish nation.”
“Our sincere prayer is that the home they will be building will provide them with housing for many years to come,” the rabbi continued.
Even though this was a very small wedding, we hope and pray that, with God’s assistance, we will be able to celebrate at a big gathering with lots of friends and family when they both return safely.