The Jewish Veiling Ceremony Bedeken The Marriage Contract Ketubah The ketubah is a unilateral agreement drawn by witnesses in accordance with Jewish civil law, in which they testify that the husband guarantees to his wife that he will meet certain minimum human and financial conditions of marriage, "as Jewish husbands are wont to do. That is why it is written in Aramaic, the technical legal language of Talmudic law, rather than in Hebrew, the language of the "Song of Songs. It is not an instrument of the privileged class, as in ancient societies, but one obligatory on every person. It is also not an affirmation of perpetual love. It is a statement of law that provides the framework of love.
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In all cases, the English text is an exact translation of the Hebrew and there is always Jewish content with in the text. In all cases, the English text is an exact translation of the Hebrew. The Hebrew is a direct translation of the English text. Both texts are suitable for an interfaith marriage. Sephardic Aramaic The Sephardic text is preferred by most wedding officiants who are affiliated with the Sephardic movement.
Those who belong to the Sephardic movement follow the customs of Spanish and Mediterranean Jewry. This text is based on wording from the Talmud Yerushalmi and is thus written entirely in Aramaic. The text does not include an English section. Please note, the needed text may vary from Sephardic community to Sephardic community. This text is relevant for those people who already have a ketubah as well as for those who have never had one.
For years Patty has hand-written ketubahs with an exquisite calligraphy that she developed. Her calligraphy was created specifically for the tradition of ketubah design. Now she has made her calligraphic alphabet into a font in both Hebrew and English. Because both language fonts are designed by the same artist, they complement each other perfectly.
These fonts add a layer of beauty and artistry to any ketubah.
Donate A ketubah is a Jewish marriage contract that is signed just prior to the wedding ceremony. Are you planning a Jewish wedding? Let us help out! While different versions of Jewish wedding contracts date back to biblical times, the ketubah text was codified in the first century CE, and an entire book, or tractate, of the Talmud — Ketubot the plural of ketubah — describes its purpose and requirements. Elsewhere, the ketubah is binding only under religious law and must be accompanied by civil wedding documents. Although many contemporary Jews regard the ketubah as a sexist document, numerous scholars have argued that it was initially designed to protect women from being abandoned by their husbands or forced to divorce against their will.
The Ketubah, or Jewish Marriage Contract