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Dear Essex Police, I ask the following question under the freedom of information act 2000 and for the protection of children and freedom of adults under the Human Rights Act 1998.

As Friedman claims, "arranging and contracting the marriage of a young girl were the undisputed prerogatives of her father in ancient Israel." Most girls were married before the age of 15, often at the start of their puberty.

Ruth Lamdan writes: “The numerous references to child marriage in the 16th- century Responsa literature and other sources, shows that child marriage was so common, it was virtually the norm.

Child marriages among the Eastern Sephardic Jews continued through the 18th century in Islamic majority regions.