One of the most important moments in the ultra-Orthodox Hasidic Jewish community is when a bride and groom get married. The most important weddings are those of the children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren of the community’s spiritual leader. The wedding is like a royal affair. Thousands of men and women attend, sitting separately. The bride and groom have met through a matchmaker and seen each other only a few times before their wedding night. The climax of the wedding is the mitzvah tantz, when the community’s head rabbi dances with the bride holding a long sash.