Hi everyone, my name is Yocheved. I live with my family in Jerusalem. I’m getting married soon, Gd willing. What should be a happy time, however, has been a struggle …
A few years ago, our dad was in a horrible car accident. Baruch Hashem, he lived, but he was left with major brain damage and the mind of a child. Since then, as you can imagine, everything has changed. It has been on my mom to raise her kids (there are 13 of us) alone. She supports us from one paycheck. Dad is always in treatments for his rehabilitation, physically and mentally. It is a huge financial burden that the oldest siblings of the family have done our best to share in. More than financially, it has been painful to lose the dad that we knew.
Now you understand why I am asking for your help, dear klal yisroel. It is a mitzvah to do hachnasas kallah, to marry off a young woman who wants to build a bayis ne’eman b’yisroel. My dear mother wants so badly to give me what I need, but she simply can’t. My savings are not enough to cover a simple wedding, or to establish a home after the wedding. Any help that I can get would be so, so deeply appreciated.
If you can help us during this time, you should be blessed… blessed with safety and health for your own family, to marry off your own children.
Thank you so much.