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The wedding of Chananya and Nechama

Photographer Oded Balilty attended the wedding of Chananya Yom Tov Lipa, the great-grandson of the Rabbi of the Wiznitz Hasidic followers, and his bride Nechama Paarel Horowitz. The ceremony took place in the Israeli town of Petah Tikva on Tuesday night, continuing early Wednesday.

 

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Ultra-Orthodox Jews gather for the traditional Jewish wedding in Petah Tikva on Feb. 14, 2012.

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The bride Nechama Paarel Horowitz fulfils the Mitzvah tantz, in which family members and honored rabbis are invited to dance in front of the bride, who holds one end of a gartel. At the end the bride and groom dance together.

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A gauze curtain is used to separate men and women during the wedding.

Oded Balilty / AP

Oded Balilty / AP

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