Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Is this a Joke? (Updated)

This is the headline from VosIzNeias: History Unfolding In Belz As Monumental Wedding Takes Place. I read the article. Evidently an 18 year old chussid is marrying a 19 year old woman. Maybe that's the history? The article hints at the history when it says: "The chosson, eighteen year old Shalom Rokeach, who bears the name of the first Belzer Rebbe, is the son of the Belzer Rebbe's only son, Rabbi Aharon Mordechai Rokeach and is the heir apparent to one day lead the Belzer dynasty." Seriously, what am I missing? Does this not happen often in chassidic communities? The hyperbole is a bit disquieting.

UPDATE: Here are pictures from the wedding. Holy macaroni! I hate to say that my first thought was "that poor girl"

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