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The Social Implications of Very Early Marriage

Shaul Stampfer

in Families, Rabbis and Education: Essays on Traditional Jewish Society in Eastern Europe

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781874774853
eISBN:
9781800340909
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781874774853.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter discusses premature or very early marriage. In the eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries, many east European Jews married off their children at the age of 13, 12, or even younger. ... More


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