Re: Wedding Rings in the Pale? #general


Joseph Hirschfield
 

My guess is that rings were passed down to the younger generation. Most Jews in
the Pale were so poor that it wouldn't surprise me that a gold wedding band was
less important than the equivalent value in food or fuel.

Joe Hirschfield
Portage MI
HIRSCHFELD, HIRSZFELD, BUXBAUM, BUCHSBAUM, LINDENBAUM-Skwarzawa, Glinyany,
Sielec Bienkow, Jaryczow Nowy-GALICIA
MINOWITZKI, MINOFF, MINOWICKI, TOBIASZ-Brest Litovsk, Wysokie
Litovsk-BELARUS
sorlen@email.arizona.edu writes:
I have several photographs of great-grandparents >from several lines, as elderly
people, taken at various places in the Pale of Settlement. In none of them are the
figures wearing wedding rings. I wonder why?

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