Permission for marriage #galicia

megan cytron <m@...>

Perhaps a strange question...

Does anyone know if someone who was born on Russian soil--but emigrated
during a brief period when Poland covered this territory--would be
considered a Polish citizen by the present-day Polish government? My
grandfather lived in what is the present-day Ukraine, but emigrated to the
US with a Polish passport (which we still have in our possession) in 1921.


Megan Cytron
Madrid, SPAIN

Errol Schneegurt

I sent a question in a few weeks back as to why a person, in this case my
great-grandfather who worked for the Postal Service in Lviv, required
permission >from the Post Office to get married. I did not get a firm answer
to this question so I did a web search to try and find out why this
permission was needed.

I found that after the partition of Poland a ruling was passed in lands held
by Austria that a Rabbi could not wed those that did not have permanent
earnings. I would therefore assume that this would hold true in civil
marriages as well since the recorded marriage was several years after the
religious marriage.

Errol Schneegurt LI NY

Moshe & Esther Davis <davis@...>

I don't know how they could restrict religious marriages when the
Jewish precept doesn't even call for a Rabbi to perform the ceremony.
Saying the words "At mekudeshet li ...." in front of a minyan is
enough for a marriage to be valid. They could only restrict the
registration of the alliance.
Actually, a minyan is only required for the 7 blessings under the
chupah. For the actual marriage itself, the minimum requirement is
for two valid witnesses.

Moshe Davis