According to reports quoting persons in the ‘Burqa’ community, youths married last Thursday are married in accordance with Halacha despite the fact police interrupted the event. This refers to the wedding involving a 13-year-old bride, which was held on Shmuel HaNavi Street in Yerushalayim.
Police detained the Kallah, her mother and friends who attended the event. They were released on erev Shabbos with the exception of the bride’s mom, who was released by police on Sunday. The report adds the ‘Mesader Kiddushin’ was an elderly member of the ‘Burqa’ community who resides in Beit Shemesh. One of the women who attended the Jerusalem wedding is quoted telling Kikar Shabbos that despite the police intervention, there can be no doubt the young couple was indeed married in accordance with Halacha.
Kikar Shabbos News adds that now, it appears that another illegal Chasunah took place, this time in an apartment in Netanya. In this case, the chosson is 15 and his bride 16. They decided to get married in the north despite being Jerusalem residents, fearing police would once again raid the wedding, so they moved to Netanya, to a nondescript apartment that remaied secret to all except those involved.
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Repost @natgeo: . 📸 @michaelchristopherbrown | As I walked through the neighborhood of Mea She'arim, one of the oldest Jewish neighborhoods in Jerusalem, I photographed these members of the Haredi burqa sect, a controversial religious group within Haredi Judaism. Similar to the Haredi group Lev Tahor, Haredi burqa members, concentrated in Beit Shemesh and Jerusalem, believe that modesty requires a burqa-style covering of a woman's entire body, including a veil over the face. I was previously unaware of this sect, and in the moment initially thought perhaps I was photographing a Muslim woman holding hands with a Jewish boy. As I researched this picture, I was intrigued by comments of some of my Instagram followers, one of whom wrote: "I think the interesting thing about the image is all the questions it raises as much as any answers it may hold." #jerusalem #Israel #jews #jewish #judaism #women #burqa #religion #religious #modesty
(YWN Israel Desk – Jerusalem)