JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen re: Three marriage bans [should be *banns*] #general

Celia Male <celiamale@...>

Leah Aharoni wrote: <An 1836 Polish marriage record mentions the reading of the
three bans in the synagogue before the marriage. A google search on the topic
only brings up Christian references.

1. Was this practice wide-spread among the Jews?
2. What's the exact nature and purpose of these bans?>

Please Leah enter the word *banns* into

1. The Jewishgen SIG message archives.
2. The General Discussion Group archives
3. "Search this site" field on the Jewishgen home page

You will get a pleasant surprise.

Now enter "Jewish banns" onto Google ..... A ban is a prohibition; a *bann* is
something else!

Celia Male [U.K.]

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