Marriage Age in Jewish Eastern Europe of the 19th Century



Matchmaking and marriage has always been a part of the Jewish story. What was the age of marriage at different times in Jewish history? How did oneโ€™s socioeconomic background impact the age of marriage? Did rich and scholarly family marry their children off at different ages than working class Jewish families? Why did the age of marriage suddenly rise among the financial and scholarly elite in the late 19th century in Eastern Europe? Could marriage plans be made in the depths of Auschwitz? These topics will all be explored in this Jewish History Soundbites Episode on marriage in Jewish history.
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