Re: Ritual Wife registered as unmarried, Lvov about 1910 #general
Michael Diamant questioned:
My question is, What is a ritual wife and does that title inferRitual Wife indicates that there was no civil union between the
child's parents. They were married by the rabbi, but this marriage is
not recognized by the government. Therefore, all children born prior
to a Civil marriage are illegitimate.
There is no marriage certificate, a civil document, to be obtained.
There are lengthy discussions on this topic in the discussion group archive.