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Mazal Tov, Prince William and Kate

1:00 PM, Apr 26, 2011 • By DANIEL HALPER
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The Jerusalem Post reports that royal wedding fever has officially hit Israel: 

As anglophiles around the world prepare for the upcoming nuptials of Prince William and Kate Middleton, British residents of Modiin plan to offer their own special Mazal Tov to the royal couple.

Over 200 people are set to attend a Sheva Brachot celebration in the streets of Modiin hours after the royal wedding. The Shabbat dinner will take place in the Shvatim and Moriyah neighborhoods, which are popular with Anglos and have many British residents.

The dinner will be potluck, with attendees bringing Shabbat food like chicken, shnitzel and rice as opposed to fish, chips and other British fare. The street will be decorated with Union Jack bunting, and the seven blessings traditionally bestowed on a newly married couple will be recited. Each guest will receive a commemorative bencher (a Grace After Meals booklet) featuring a message from UK Ambassador to Israel Matthew Gould.

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