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Thousands of passersby in New York’s famed Times Square got to witness an unusual sight Sunday: a Chasidic wedding ceremony.
The wedding of JJ Hecht of Crown Heights and Hadassah Halperin of Toronto is taking place Sunday evening at the Edison Ballroom in Manhattan.
The Chuppah was held in New York’s famed landmark Times Square, known as the “Crossroads of the world.”
The chosson is the youngest son of community activist Rabbi Shea Hecht, who officiated the traditional wedding ceremony before over 100 guests and many curious passersby.
“We are making a statement on marriage and Jewish marriage in particular,” Rabbi Shea Hecht told COLlive. “Many people don’t believe in marriage, and we hope this will make a statement. Spiritually speaking, we need to conquer the world, and what better way to do it with a Jewish wedding,” he said.