ethnography - Gary Elledge Religion in Life Ethnography of...

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Gary Elledge Religion in Life Ethnography of Jewish Wedding I. Introduction a. Judaism b. Emanuel Synagogue- 900 NW 47 th St. OKC c. My informant was a 17-year-old Jewish girl that I attended high school with. She is a practicing Jew and it was the marriage of her older sister and a fellow Jewish man. II. The very first thing that occurred at the actual wedding reception was the signing of what appeared to be a contract of some sort. My informant told me the husband and two witnesses only sign it. It is basically saying the husband will provide for the wife, as I understand. After people were open to eat snacks of all sorts and drink what I saw to be liquor. All the men there were wearing the small Jewish hats upon their heads, but I was told it was not necessary for me to wear one. The groom then walked into the room with what I was told was the fathers of both the bride and groom. He then walked to the bride who was sitting upon a higher chair surrounded by everyone else, and put a veil on her. There was happy form of music playing the whole time. The music was very old sounding and fast beat. They then moved to a more
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This note was uploaded on 06/17/2008 for the course ANTH 1823 taught by Professor ? during the Spring '06 term at The University of Oklahoma.

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