The bride with 25,000 guests: Holding a sash, newlywed, 19, waits for relative to perform a ‘Mitzvah dance’ as she marries into Ultra Orthodox Jewish family
Thousands attended the wedding of the grandson of the leader of the Hasidic dynasty Belz Rebbe yesterday
18-year-old Shalom Rokeach will be the future leader of the Jewish sect – one of the largest in the world
He married 19-year-old bride Hannah Batya Penet in the traditional ceremony which lasted several hours until dawn
Weddings are always a big occasion, but with a guest-list of more than 25,000, this traditional Jewish ceremony dwarfs even the most lavish of nuptials.
Jewish well-wishers from around the world attended the Ultra Orthodox Jewish wedding to witness the marriage of the grandson of the leader of the Hasidic dynasty Belz Rebbe yesterday.
Steeped in tradition, these amazing images show the ceremony of 18-year-old Shalom Rokeach and his 19-year-old bride Hannah Batya Penet in Jerusalem, Israel.