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October 5, 2015 / 22 Tishri, 5776
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Innovative Bride Cuts through Funeral Crowd in ZAKA Ambulance

ZAKA ambulance takes bride to wedding hall near Kiryat Vishnitz.

ZAKA ambulance takes bride to wedding hall near Kiryat Vishnitz.
Photo Credit: Azriel Shnitzer / Steinreich Communications

A young woman in Bnei Brak, Israel, had a problem Wednesday: she was about to get married, but the streets outside the wedding hall, situated next to Kiryat Vishnitz, also in Bnei Brak, were packed with thousands of Vishnitz Hasidim who came to pay their last respects to the Vishnitzer Rebbe. How would she get to her own wedding on time?

Proving once again that Israelis are nothing if not innovative, the young bride called the ZAKA (a humanitarian volunteer organization) hotline and, within minutes, a ZAKA ambulance arrived at her door to drive her through the crowds and get her to her chupah on time.

ZAKA volunteer Berele Yaacovitz was delighted at this unusual assignment. “I’ve been volunteering as a ZAKA driver for the last ten years and this is the first time I’ve been involved in a joyous event,” he said with a big smile. “It is truly an emotional moment for me to see my vehicle, which has seen such sorrow and tragedy, take a bride to her wedding.”

About the Author: Tibbi Singer is a veteran contributor to publications such as Israel Shelanu and the US supplement of Yedioth, and Jewish Business News.

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2 Responses to “Innovative Bride Cuts through Funeral Crowd in ZAKA Ambulance”

  1. Why do I have a feeling that this only happens in Israel? lol

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