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Choose one of the texts shown below, use your own wording or make changes to any of the texts you see here. It is highly recommended to ask your Rabbi or Wedding Officiate which text is right for you.
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Selecting your Ketubah text is one of the most important elements of customizing your Ketubah. Each couple is unique, especially in the way that they celebrate their wedding and honor their relationship. It is highly recommended that you verify your selected Ketubah Texts with your Rabbi or Wedding Officiate prior to finalizing your Ketubah order.
You may use your own wording or other wording of your preference. Simply send me your wording and I will insert it into the Ketubah design of your choice.
Design changes as changing colors, adding or omitting details, can be made for additional charge.
A Ketubah is a Jewish marriage contract. Its use dates back to ancient times. In fact Talmudic rabbis decreed that all Jewish marriages must be accompanied by the writing and signing of a Ketubah.
The Ketubah is often illuminated with beautiful, artistic, and creative images as a keepsake document for the bride and groom, and an heirloom to pass on.
The Ketubah, which literally means “that which is written,” was created and enacted during the period of the Mishna and Talmud, approximately 2,000 years ago. Though written with Hebrew letters, the original Ketubah was written in the Aramaic language, the language used by Jewish people during the Babylonian exile.
Traditionally, the Ketubah is presented by the groom at the Tish, the Ketubah signing ceremony, just before the wedding. It states the groom's obligations to the bride. The Ketubah then signed by the bride, groom and the witnesses.
In its day, the Ketubah was a wondrous and innovative protection device for wives and one of the first legal documents giving financial and legal rights to women.
The traditional Ketubah is essentially an agreement between the bride and groom outlining, for the most part, the groom's obligations within the marriage and in case of a divorce. Since the Ketubah is an agreement between bride and groom, both must agree to the terms. The Ketubah ensured that the obligations men had to provide for their wives, to respect them, honor and satisfy them, were clearly delineated and obligated of them in written legal form. The content of a Ketubah generally also includes the date and place of the wedding, the names of the bride and groom, and their parents names. Most of the Ketubah texts today reflect on a couple's commitment to love and honor one another, and their respect for each another.
Since each couple is unique and have their own ideas and traditions of how to celebrate their wedding in a meaningful special way, I highly recommend asking your Rabbi / Wedding officiate which Ketubah texts they recommend for you.
First, purchase your Ketubah by placing your order following instructions for payment.