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Category: Translation - Hebrew
Approval Date: 2/6/2013 7:44 PM
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Country: USA
Town: New York
Date of Image: 1905
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2/6/2013 10:20 PM It's not a Ketuba, it's the engagement document, the "Tna-im" or "Tnoim" ("Conditions"). This document was signed in the month of Tamuz, committing to a wedding that is intended to take place in Kheshvan, on the Sabbath in which the first portion of the Torah is read (Shabat BeReyshit).

Names:
Groom: Mordekhay Leib son of Yitskhak (i.e Isaac) Vaynshenker
Represented by his father: Yitskhak son of Arie'(i.e. Ariyeh, the h is dropped for religious reasons) Lieb Vaynshenker

Bride: I can't make out the name, it looks like a mis-spelled Yocheved.
Represented by her father: Here too I have doubts, but it looks like he may be Srul, Sruel (i.e. Israel) Moshe, son of Zisman (?). The last name may start with V.

The groom, his father and the bride's father sign. So do three witnesses. Not the bride.

The witnesses are:
1)Avraham son of(?)Dave Fayfen or Poppin
2)???? (Yudol something?)
3)Yosef son of Leib

Vaynshenker is literally one whose role is to pour wine - my guess is the name has to do with someone in familiy's history having kept a tavern -- a rather common occupation for Jews in the pale of settlement.
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