For Lt. Hadar Goldin, a Funeral Instead of a Wedding

The atmosphere at a memorial service for the Israeli officer was almost festive; the words of his heartbroken fiancée echoed an unfathomable loss.

The bright yellow directional signs posted at the entrance to Kfar Sava looked at first like those banners hung up to guide out-of-towners to the local banquet hall for a bar mitzva. This time, however, they read, “Parking for funeral attendees.”