Romantic relationships in the Old Country #general


I am trying to piece together a likely scenario for my great-grandparents,
who had what we would now call "issues."

They got married when she was 12 or 13. Was this normal in small Ukrainian
villages? In Odessa?

And were they likely to have sex before they married? Or was it strictly
monitored so there was no sex until the Jewish wedding? I know what's "proper"
but, well, what was really likely to happen?

Any help would be much appreciated.

Marilyn Webb

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