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Towards a comprehensive socio-cultural theory of the Jewish life-world in Morocco: The Jewish Traditional Marriage in Morocco

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For the Jewish traditional wedding in Morocco, like the wedding in any other sociocultural space, reflects and refracts the totality of all the practices that shape the life-world in all its complexity. For the Jewish wedding up to the middle of the twentieth century involved, aside from all the ceremonies and customs that last approximately a week, the personal life of the Jew, his familial life, his social and communal life and, finally, the material/economic life - not the least of its important dimensions. Often the economic situation dictated the recurrence of this or that ceremony, given that the material means, particularly in the small rural conglomerations (or in times and cases of economic hardship in the bigger communities as well) were sometimes quite limited

Keywords: Chetrit; Judeo-Moroccan; Mikedem Oumiyam; halakha; kiddoushin; sheva berakhot

Document Type: Review Article


Affiliations: University of Haifa

Publication date: June 1, 2004

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