A Ketuba is a Jewish marriage contract, or even prenuptial agreement, from the root “to write.” Back in the olden days of sheep and cow trading, there were certain amounts that were rendered for virgins versus widows or even divorcees, if the marriage should fail. All this legal mumbo-jumbo (although very important!) was spelled out in Aramaic, the vernacular in Talmudic times, and both parties signed.
Now-a-days, marriage contracts are a matter of secular civil law, however the Ketuba is still regarded highly as an important tradition in which bride and groom promise themselves to each other, and still covers what will happen in the event the marriage fails. (Which won’t happen to Mike and I because his life is on the line if anything happens.) (maybe I shouldn’t put that in writing…)
But they are gorgeous, stunning, amazing works of art.
They make a great addition to any wall.
We need to purchase one soon, as they are personalized and customized to your needs.
Here are a few I’m drooling over…
Which one is your favorite?
If you had a Ketuba at your wedding, where did you purchase it from?