Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Neturei Kartah Wedding Held in "Jerusalem, Palestine"

One of the most talked about weddings in the ultra-Orthodox sector was held last weekend under a veil of secrecy. Chaya Sara Nehama, 19, granddaughter of the late leader of the extreme Neturei Karta faction, Moshe Hirsch, married 16-year-old Menachem Mendel Reuven.

The family became known for its ties with the Palestinian Authority leadership: The father of the bride was appointed as the PA's minister for Jewish affairs by Yasser Arafat.


As proof of their strong stand against the State of Israel's existence, they made sure to mention in the invitations that the event would be held at "the holy city of Jerusalem, Palestine." Accordingly, the time of the wedding ceremony was mentioned in Central European Time.

Ahead of the wedding day, the family learned that the wedding had sparked a great deal of interest in the haredi sector, especially in light of the fact that the bride observes strict modesty rules. Therefore, it was decided to move up the wedding ceremony from 2 pm to 7 am, and hold it in a private house outside the neighborhood.

The modest bride wore a white dress covered with a black coat. According to one of Hirsch's neighbors, before they decided to marry her husband looked at her just once during a conversation which last several minutes.


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