ketubah : What is a ketubah?

A ketubah is a Jewish Halachic document detailing a husband's obligations towards his wife during their married life together as well as in case of divorce or in the event of the husband's death. The language of the ktubah is Aramaic since it was formulated in the Talmudic period. It is usually read out aloud under the Huppa or marriage canopy. Nowadays its main points are also usually read out in Hebrew. It is then handed over to the wife for safekeeping in a place known to both her and her husband read more


Deigning and illustrating ketubahs– a historical survey

Jewish artists have been designing and illustrating ketubahs  for hundreds of years.The processes witnessed in text development affected ketubah illustration as well; Here too an interesting incorporation of early artistic traditions into the influences of local art of the various communities took place. This fruitful interlacing gave illustrated ketubahs their distinct flavor and characteristic style which differed from community to community  read more...      



Ketubah versions in various communities are influenced by tradition

 The words of the ketubah are ancient and have remained unchanged ,with only minor changes, throughout the generations. Some differences in the versions of the various communities exist, however the main details of the ketubah are common to all of them.
It is fascinating to look into some of the variations revealing the customs and cultures of the various communities and the effects of the milieu amid in which the Jews lived in various locations all over the world read more





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