Lieberman Clause for Conservative Ketubah Text

English Translation

The Conservative ketubah text is identical to the Traditional Aramaic text, with the addition of the Lieberman Clause. The following is a translation of the Lieberman Clause from the original Aramaic:

And both together agreed that if this marriage shall ever be dissolved under civil law, then either husband or wife may invoke the authority of the Beth Din of the Rabbinical Assembly and the Jewish Theological Seminary of America or its duly authorized representatives, to decide what action by either spouse is then appropriate under Jewish matrimonial law; and if either spouse shall fail to honor the demand of the other or to carry out the decision of the Beth Din or its representative, then the other spouse may invoke any and all remedies available in civil law and equity to enforce compliance with the Beth Din's decision and this solemn obligation.