"Halizah" Scroll

Halizah scroll 5584/1923. This document, which dissolves the commitment between a woman and her husband's brother to marry if the husband dies childless, was given to the bride by the groom's brother on the wedding day, because of Jamaican Jews' numerous and lengthy travels throughout the world.

Institution: Mordechai Arbell Collection, Diaspora Museum, Tel Aviv.

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Jewish Women's Archive. ""Halizah" Scroll ." (Viewed on October 19, 2019) <https://jwa.org/media/caribbean-3-still-image>.

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