Mazel tov to the happy couple! The ketubah - a Jewish marriage contract - is drawn up and signed before the Jewish wedding ceremony. The ketubot we carry are beautifully illustrated pieces of art with customizable text formats. If you aren't sure which style text to select, we recommend you consult your rabbi. Ketubah picking is a fun process, and we are here for you! Ask us questions. We're happy to help you choose the perfect design and/or to customize your ketubah!
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A ketubah is the Jewish marriage contract between two people getting married. Interestingly, the giving of the Torah is regarded as a marriage contract that joined G-d to the Jewish People. Prior to this, some form of ketubah existed but took place more as a dowry than an official document. The ketubah in its traditional form was later established by the rabbis during the Amorah Era, and date back to the 3rd century CE.
The ketubah text includes the date and place of the wedding, the names of the bride and groom, as well as the physical and financial support the couple plan to give each other. It is essentially a document that contains a written proposal of marriage. The rabbi looks over the ketubah. Once approved, the ketubah signing by the witnesses takes place just before the ceremony starts.
Ketubot were originally not written in Hebrew as you might think, but in Aramaic. Today, you have language choices and wording based on a couple’s tradition: Aramaic, Orthodox, Sephardi, English and Hebrew, English only. Many ketubah artists can incorporate a couples' own language into the ketubah design of their choice. Once completed and shipped, store it in a safe place until the wedding day. The ketubah is signed by two witnesses and read aloud at the Jewish wedding ceremony under the chuppah. The reading is a Jewish tradition that usually happens after the placing of the ring(s).
Steps to order your ketubah:
1. Choose the ketubah design - we offer a wide range of styles, including floral, contemporary, abstract, minimalist, and many more. Ruth Rudin (contemporary), Mickie Caspi (traditional), Melissa Dinwiddie (minimalist and abstract), and Amy Fagin (abstract and mosaic) are several ketubah artists we work with whose products are stunning.
2. Choose the text format according to your lifestyle and tradition. We recommend consulting with your rabbi or officiant.
3. Customization - Decide how you want it customized. Some ketubot offer a lot of customization, others offer less. They include elements such as size, font, material for print, whether you want the artist to fill in your information, and shipping preference.
4. Place the Order
5. Wizard - provide more details - your names, date of your wedding, location, witness names, etc.
6. Approve the proof before it goes to print
We’d love to help you! Please contact us if you have questions on how to choose or customize your ketubah. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 1-888-765-5620.