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Herbert Lazerow
 

   In the U.S., each state regulates its marriages and the forms required. I only know of one situation where authorisation would be required. Where a party to a marriage is younger than the age required to consent to it (these are contracts after all), a parent or guardian must consent. The age of consent has varied from state to state and, within each state, from time to time. Around 1900 in Pennsylvania, the age of consent seems to have been 21.
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Herbert Lazerow
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Herbert Lazerow
Professor of Law, University of San Diego
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Author: Mastering Art Law (Carolina Academic Press, 2d ed. 2020)


Richard Gilbert
 

Herbert

In this instance US is not referring to the United States but the United Synagogue.

The United Synagogue is the largest group of synagogues in the United Kingdom. It was 150 years old last year. It is headed by the Chief Rabbi, Ephraim Mirvis and has 66 modern orthodox synagogues under its umbrella, which for the U.K. makes it the largest Jewish synagogue body.

Marriage Authorisations were introduced and are still used today to confirm that a person is halachically Jewish thereby enabling them to marry in one of the United Synagogue’s synagogues.

Until 1966 these authorisations were issued for virtually all orthodox marriages within the United Kingdom irrespective of which body of orthodox synagogues was marrying the couple. In 1966 the Federation of Synagogues took over responsibility for marriages under its auspices.

It is testament to the system that it has been robust enough to serve Anglo Jewry for well over 140 years.

Richard Gilbert
Bushey Heath, Hertfordshire