IN PICTURES: 25,000 hassidim attend Belz wedding

Thousands attend wedding of Rabbi Shalom Rokeach, grandson of Belz hassidic dynasty rebbe, Rabbi Tissachar Dov Rokeach.

May 24, 2013 23:49
Wedding of Hasidic dynasty heir Rabbi Shalom Rokeach in Jersalem, May 22, 2013.

Belz dynasty wedding 370. (photo credit: REUTERS/Ronen Zvulun)


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25,000 ultra Orthodox Jews attended one of the largest weddings Jerusalem has ever seen this week, when Belz hassidic dynasty rebbe, Rabbi Tissachar Dov Rokeach, married off his 18-year-old grandson Rabbi Shalom Rokeach to 19-year-old Hannah Batya Penet, also a member of the Belz Rebbe family. The ancient family's roots date back to 14th century Poland.

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