Re: UK Marriage Authorisation Interpretation Questions and Translation Request #unitedkingdom


David Harrison
 

This is a question of crossed lines.  I think that Authorizations relate to Orthodox Jewish Weddings in Britain under their Beth Din and are not a part of Civil Marriages.  Usually existing membership of a Synagogue is required and that may have needed to have been proved with the Ketubah for the parent of the person being married.  But for a non-member the Ketubah would have been needed by officers of the Chief Rabbi if it were possible or then maybe a meeting with questions on the reality of the Jewish ancestry of the person .  Certainly, pre-WW1 the United Synagogue only had one Rabbi (as the Chief) all other people who now would be Rabbis were Reverends and that person might only give the D'vah Torah (or sermon) whilst the Chozen led the majority of the service as is still often the style in many places.

David Harrison
Birmingham, England


From: main@... <main@...> on behalf of Sally Bruckheimer via groups.jewishgen.org <sallybruc=yahoo.com@...>
Sent: 23 February 2021 20:53
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Subject: Re: [JewishGen.org] UK Marriage Authorisation Interpretation Questions and Translation Request #unitedkingdom
 
"Thanks for raising the subject of US Marriage Authorisations". I don't think you are talking about US Marriage Authorizations - there is no such thing. In the US, each state has its own rules, and we have Marriages Licenses, not Authorizations.

Sally Bruckheimer
Princeton, NJ

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