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EXECUTION AT CHESTER.

JEWISH MARRIAGES.

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JEWISH MARRIAGES. In London, on Saturday, the Rev. Zedek Kohn preached, by the desire of the United Synagogue, to the Cutler-street congregation on the new regulation aa to marriages issued by the United Synagogue with the sanction of the Chief RabbL The sermon was delivered in the archaic German, mixed with Hebrew expressions, which is ealled Judisch-Deutsch, and is the language of the Jewish immigrants to this country from Russia and Posen, whose ancestors at an early period left their homes in Germany for the tolerant rule of the Polish Kings. The United Synagogue are seek- ing to make known to the poorest J e the fact that in this country the marriages which tre valid by Jewish law are not so valid by the law of the land, a circumstanceexem plified by the jiidjjmentof Sir Richard Mallins in a recent caae. To facilitate marriage, the Jewish law (like the Roman law) permits marriage by consent without a ceremony, or marriage by token, as giving a ring or a coin in addition to the more regular marriage by a rabbi or other person before wit- nesses. Marriages which were valid by Jewish law were for long held good in this country; but under the Marriage Acts special provision have now been made for registering the marriages of Jews by the certified secretaries and registrars of Synagogues. The Council of the United Syna- gogue have, however, received evidence that in ignor- ance of the English law many marriages have been performed among poor foreign Jews recently settled in this country by unlicensed persons, without legal lm notice or registration. They are now impressing upon the poor the fact of the invalidity of such marriages, and they have authorized their officers to solemnize and register marriages at a fee of half a guinea, which may in cases of poverty be entirely remitted. A series of addresses in the minor synagogues are being de- livered to make these facts generally known.

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