- A Jewish couple who got together as young orphans are still married some 91-years after they were joined in matrimony
- Zechariah and Shama’a were married off very early in life at exactly the ages of 10 and 12 so as to prevent them from marrying outside their Jewish community
- However, they loved each other from day one and still do till date even as they find fun in confessing their attachment and closeness
A Jewish couple born in Yemen has inspired many people with their commitment to each other 91-years after they tied the knot.
Zechariah and Shama’a were both orphans and had to marry early as was the practice then. Their marriage was to prevent them from marrying outside their Jewish community.
They fled persecution in Yemen
In the year 1948, the couple had to relocate from Yemen, fleeing antisemitism persecution. They settled in the then newly founded state of Israel. They still live there to date.
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11 children, 64 grand and great-grandchildren
Today, Zechariah and Shama’a have 11 children, 64 grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Reacting, Zechariah in a video shared by the BBC said:
"Remember, this is my first and last woman that I married. And I never threw her out."
On her part, Shama'a said:
"We didn't lick honey in life. There was no worse suffering that we had experienced. There is none. We had no house. We cleaned the donkey's barn and lived in it."
See the post below:
Social media users react
When the couple's beautiful story was shared on Instagram by the @bbcnews, it warmed many hearts and also attracted many reactions. A few of the reactions are captured below:
"91 years I couldn’t manage mine for 91 days."
"The true love! A couple who really love each other is stronger than anything else in the world, it's beyond our knowledge!"
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"I wish I had someone beside me."
Man cherishes wife he married 72-years ago, gives her candy
Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that a man who has been married to his wife for 72-years still cherishes the woman.
The man was seen in a video kneeling before his wife on Valentine's day, giving her candy and a love card.
The video made many people emotional on the internet even as they praised the couple for staying in love.