S. and her fianc are planning to get married this summer, and this should be the happiest time of their lives. Unfortunately, though, they are both orphans whose families cant help pay for the modest wedding or for somewhere to call home after they are married.
Out of desperation, they decided to tell their story in the hope that warmhearted people will enable them to make their dream of getting married come true.
S. is the daughter of Rabbi Binyamin Basri zl, a great Kabbalist who was the head of an important yeshiva in Beer Sheva. Rabbi Basri was well-known throughout southern Israel for his big heart – a strong believer in helping others, he distributed thousands of food baskets to people in need and was admired by the residents of Beer Shevas more disadvantaged neighborhoods.
Tragically, Rabbi Basri passed away two years ago at age 57, just two years after the untimely death of his wife. The couple had 12 children, who suddenly became orphans. S., the middle daughter, has been caring for her younger siblings ever since, and will continue to do so even after she is married.
The familys financial situation was never good, but ever since they were orphaned, the Basri children have been facing even greater challenges. S.s upcoming wedding, which is supposed to be a joyful occasion, is a source of great anxiety as the young couple struggles to find a way to pay for such basics as a wedding gown, a modest hall and a festive meal for their guests.
Even more worrisome, they dont know how they will be able to start a new home as a married couple. They cant afford to rent even a small apartment or buy basic furniture. Traditionally, the parents help young couples get started in life, but in this case there are no parents.
After Rabbi Basri helped so many people while he was alive, now is the perfect opportunity to reciprocate. His daughter deserves to have a proper wedding ceremony and to start her own family, and now is the time for strangers to be generous and help this young couple.