Re: UK Marriage Authorisation Interpretation Questions and Translation Request #unitedkingdom
Might there have been a need for a conversion course before the Synagogue wedding? I married my first wife in a Registry Office, some time later, she started a conversion course but needed to have a significant break on becoming pregnant until much later, then after meeting the Beth Din we then had our Chuppah. Conversion Courses have always taken at least a year to allow the people to attend the full cycle of festival services with the cycle of cooking and cleaning etc It was more usual to have the conversion before the wedding, which (according to my reading of such things, could 150 years ago require staying away from the potential partner in another kosher home for the year.
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Sent: 23 February 2021 17:01
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Subject: Re: [JewishGen.org] UK Marriage Authorisation Interpretation Questions and Translation Request #unitedkingdom
Even in the 1950s not all synagogues in the UK were licensed to perform marriages - hence the need to attend a registry office for a civil ceremony either before or after the chuppah