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[VIDEO] Wedding draws 25,000 guests in Jerusalem

Posted By GABRIELLE LEVY, UPI.com   |   May 22, 2013 at 2:55 PM   |   Comments

May 22 (UPI) -- The wedding between members of two prominent Ultra-Orthodox Jewish families in Jerusalem drew a remarkable 25,000 guests from all over the world.

Guests had to use binoculars to see the ceremony in which 18-year-old Shalom Rokeach wed 19-year-old Hannah Batya Penet.

According to the Independent, Rokeach is the only male heir to the Blez Rebbe aristocratic dynasty, which can trace its roots to 14th-century Poland and leads one of the largest communities of Ultra-Orthodox Jews in the world.

The videos below give some sense of the scope of the massive ceremony.

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