I fell in love with Jerusalem in 1971, as a junior-year-abroad student at the Hebrew University. Someone who visits there today for the first time would be hard-pressed to imagine just how different the city was then...
The high-end market is soaring, wedding planners report. Two hundred flower girls and boys, anyone?
Jerusalem — Born into a poor Moroccan immigrant family that settled in the development town of Dimona, Yardena Ovadia always dreamed of giving her daughter a fairytale wedding.
A millionaire who made a fortune doing business in New Guinea, Ovadia spent almost $2 million on the Venetian-themed wedding, which featured close to 200 flower girls and boys, a riverfront setting designed to look like a canal in Venice, and — of course — gondoliers.