Bride Banned from Showing Her Face

Thousands of Hasidic Jews dressed in black gathered in Jerusalem on Tuesday to celebrate the wedding of their future leader, Shalom Rokeach, and—what they could see of—his beautiful, veiled bride. Keeping with ultra-Orthodox Jewish tradition, 19-year-old Hannah Batya Penet was banned from showing her face throughout the entire ceremony. Behind her lace and crystal-encrusted veil, onlookers could see nothing but tiny diamond earrings. Penet's new husband, the grandson of the chief rabbi of Belz, will eventually lead the entire Jewish sect.