Arranged marriages across feudal lords, city states and kingdoms, as a means of establishing political alliances, trade and peace were common in human history. Various cultures, particularly some wealthy royals and aristocratic families, arranged marriages in part to conserve or streamline the inheritance of their wealth. This sort of arranged marriage, in theory, enabled the girl to escape poverty and wealthy family to get free labour and a daughter-in-law. Zhaozhui was a related custom by which a wealthy family that lacked an heir would arrange marriage of a boy child from another family. The boy would move in with the wealthy family, take on the surname of the new family , and marry the family’s daughter. Such arranged marriages helped maintain inheritance bloodlines. This is termed as bride-wealth and locally, by various names such as Lobola and Wine Carrying. The brothers, father and male relatives of the bride typically take keen interest in arranging her marriage to a man who is willing to pay the most wealth in exchange for the right to marry her. Of the major religions of the world, Islam forbids marriage of girls born to a devout parent to a man who does not belong to that religion.

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Step back in time into a renovated arts and crafts bungalow with beautiful hardwood floors, original woodwork and built-in cabinets. There are 2 bedrooms and 1 full bathroom, plus a spacious living room, dining room and kitchen. Feel pampered in the luxurious pillow top queen bed, rest in one of the two comfy twin beds, or use the air mattress available for a maximum of 5 guests.

Amenities include complimentary coffee and tea, off-street parking, telephone, Cable TV, Wi-fi, central air conditioning, and a full kitchen with stove, refrigerator, microwave and dishes to prepare meals if desired. Fresh cotton bedding, fluffy towels, a hair dryer, shampoo, conditioner and individual soaps are also provided. Plan to stay a few days in West Liberty to explore all it has to offer. Open all year around, it boasts having the largest and most perfectly formed pure white crystal stalactite found in any cave — the Crystal King.

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Sunday is the day Amish youth groups gather, and when dating couples traditionally meet. So I thought it would be a good day to share this. National Geographic is airing a new show called “Amish .

The Amish Christmas Candle by Jennifer Beckstrand Aunt Bitsy may be Amish, but she has blue hair one day, green hair the next and a colorful personality to match. Aunt Bitsy returned to her quaint Amish village to raise her 3 orphaned nieces. The Amish Christmas Candle is part of the Honeybee series by Jennifer Beckstrand, and at the same time, a stand-alone clean, family fiction, and romance.

If you love romance, Hallmark movies, wonderful food, and a good belly laugh, you will love the Amish Christmas Candle, a Honeybee Christmas story. Once again, Jennifer has managed to tell a story that immerses you in the Amish culture while sharing a deeper message in a fun and humorous way. She manages to maintain her individuality in a society which pressures her to conform. But can she maintain it and find love? Yost is a widower who has been told by the whole town Bitsy is trouble.

The storyline draws you in as you wonder if he can fall in love with Bitsy as she is, blue hair and all. Can Yost really see in Bitsy the strength, love, and beauty so obvious to the reader? This book is best read by a crackling fire on a snowy night. I give this book a solid 5, and love that it is clean and something my young niece and mother would both enjoy. Several authors and I have been talking about the joys of good, clean entertainment.

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Close Discover Lancaster County Let the discovery begin. Let Lancaster County delight you with the things you always knew were here. And surprise you with a slew of things you didn’t. Rolling hills with lush grasses and crops, farms with windmills dotting the horizon and horse and buggies sharing the road remind you that things are simpler here in Lancaster County.

Downtown Lancaster The city is situated in the center of Lancaster County, and its seven square miles are packed with art, museums, historical attractions, restaurants and cafes, theatres, shops and boutiques.

Bubby’s Yiddish/Yinglish Glossary. Yiddish is a wonderful, rich, descriptive, often onomatopoetic language. It has words for nearly every personality type known to humankind.

Rumania betcha can’t sit still! It has words for nearly every personality type known to humankind. Yiddish offers more ways of identifying various kinds of “idiots” with all their subtle variations than Eskimos have for different kinds of snow. It has a bountiful tradition of literature, film, theater and poetry, which reflect the collective Jewish experience in Europe, over centuries.

Yiddish arose around one thousand years ago from Middle High German, and spread throughout the ghettos of central and eastern Europe, borrowing words from the countries in which the Jews lived. Thus, it incorporates words from Hebrew, Russian, Polish and other Slavic languages, Romance languages, and later, English. Today, it is spoken by perhaps one tenth that many.

Many assimilated Ashkenazi American Jews, whose grandparents or greatgrandparents only spoke Yiddish, or who spoke it as a first language, barely know any words at all.

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The Amish do not have this problem as their religion prevents them from buying or using modern electronics. Their children and families play non electronic games and activities to entertain themselves and have fun. Cornhole also known as bean bag toss, corn toss, baggo or bags, is one of the best and most fun classic lawn games.

Cornhole is game played by both the Amish and the non-Amish and started gaining popularity a century or so ago in Ohio. Cornhole is fun family friendly game and is one of the best ways to get your kids off the computer or other digital device and outside. It is also a great way for you and your kids to bond and do something fun as a family.

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Bucyrus is the bratwurst capital, in Zanesville its pottery and in Cambridge — elegant glass. Over the years, sub-cultures and traditions are built along with whatever the factories are spitting out. Original glass is still produced in Cambridge. You can witness it up close and personal. And what a treat it is to see molten globs of liquid glass hammered and shaped into delightful pieces that will be displayed with pride by its eventual owner.

These are not just jokes, they have been titled the most hilarious jokes ever and that is exactly how it is. There are different types of jokes and most times we come across jokes that are so boring and not funny at all despite the fact that it was supposed to make people laugh.

Jewish Humor Central Jewish Humor Central is a daily publication to start your day with news of the Jewish world that’s likely to produce a knowing smile and some Yiddishe nachas. It’s also a collection of sources of Jewish humor–anything that brings a grin, chuckle, laugh, guffaw, or just a warm feeling to readers. Our posts include jokes, satire, books, music, films, videos, food, Unbelievable But True, and In the News. Some are new, and some are classics.

We post every morning, Sunday through Friday. It’s been a busy week at Jewish Humor Central. We started with a review of the Chanukah story , took a funny look at Israel Passport Control , joined Chabad rabbis at their international conference, made potato latkes with the Bubbe, and took a walk down memory lane with Allan Sherman and his song parody albums. Now we need a rest, and isn’t that what Shabbat is for? So we’ll join in with all the men, women, boys, girls, and Elmo, who were invited by the National Jewish Outreach Program to participate in this video and wish you all a Shabbat Shalom or Good Shabbos, whichever you prefer.

On Sunday we’ll be back with some more gift ideas for Chanukah as we count down to the first candle on December 1.

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