JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Unrecorded marriage (Shtille Chupa) #general


Even today there are some groups of Jews in the United States that
perform religious marriages but not civil marriages. This is not
illegal in the United States, unless it is done for the purpose of
defrauding the government (such as to collect welfare or other benefits
given to poor unwed mothers). Another reason this might be done is for
an Orthodox couple that wants to marry but hasn't completed a civil
divorce. This practice is discouraged in most Orthodox Jewish
communities, but still sometimes happens.

Mindie Kaplan
Montgomery Village, MD

----- Original Message -----
From: "Anita Benson anitagoldhill@..."
Sent: Tuesday, September 5, 2017 6:35:33 AM

Would any readers know if these unregulated marriages went on in the USA
South Africa and possibly Australia at the end of the 19th century and
the beginning of the 20th century as it did in London and possibly other
cities in England where poor Eastern European Jews settled? and if it
did how was the practice abolished in these countries.

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