Ketubot

A Ketubah is a legal marriage document between the couple, signed by two witnesses before the marriage ceremony. 

It is usually read under the Chuppah-Wedding Canopy during the ceremony by the Officiant.  It is displayed for the guests to see.  

Today Ketubot are beautiful pieces of Art.  Many couples will frame their ketubah and display it in their home to remind them of the new and wonderful life they will share together as a married couple.


1+1=1
Sku: 1-1-1-by-coolketubah
$375.00
18 Flowers Ketubah
Sku: 18-flowers-ketubah-by-patty-leve
$220.00
A Kiss Like Wine Ketubah
Sku: a-kiss-like-wine-ketubah-by-nishima-kaplan
$375.00
Abstract Ketubah
Sku: abstract-ketubah-by-ruth-rudin
$260.00
ACC #2 Ketubah
Sku: acc-2-ketubah-by-pamela-feldman-hill
$150.00
Adagio Ketubah
Sku: adagio-ketubah-by-amy-fagin
$260.00
By: Amy Fagin
Adagio Ketubah
Sku: adagio-ketubah-by-jill-sykes
$290.00
Adama Ketubah
Sku: adama-ketubah-by-marion-zimmer
$125.00
African Lily Ketubah
Sku: african-lily-ketubah-by-daniel-sroka
$350.00
After The Kiss Ketubah
Sku: after-the-kiss-ketubah-nishima-kaplan
$375.00
Ahava Ketubah
Sku: ahava-ketubah-by-mickie-caspi
$170.00
Ahava Ketubah
Sku: ahava-ketubah-by-nava-shoham
$200.00
Ahava-Love Ketubah
Sku: ahava-love-ketubah-by-nava-shoham
$200.00
Alhambra Ketubah
Sku: alhambra-ketubah-by-stephanie-caplan
$400.00
All That Jazz Ketubah
Sku: all-that-jazz-ketubah-by-ray-michaels
$75.00
Amethyst Ketubah
Sku: amethyst-ketubah-by-mickie-caspi
$170.00
Ani L'Dodi Ketubah
Sku: ani-ldodi-ketubah-by-orly-lauffer
$385.00
Ani Ledodi Ketubah
Sku: ani-ledodi-ketubah-by-danny-azoulay
$459.00
MSRP: $510.00 Save: $51.00
Ani Ledodi Ketubah, White Backing
Sku: ani-ledodi-ketubah-white-backing-by-danny-azoulay
$459.00
MSRP: $510.00 Save: $51.00
Ani Ledodi on Side Ketubah Beige
Sku: ani-ledodi-on-side-ketubah-beige-by-nehama-samson
$150.00
Ani Ledodi on side Ketubah Dark Blue
Sku: ani-ledodi-on-side-ketubah-dark-blue-by-nehama-samson
$150.00
Ani Ledodi on side Ketubah Forest Green
Sku: ani-ledodi-on-side-ketubah-forest-green-by-nehama-samson
$150.00
Ani Ledodi on side Ketubah Green
Sku: ani-ledodi-on-side-ketubah-green-by-nehama-samson
$150.00
Ani Ledodi on side Ketubah Grey
Sku: ani-ledodi-on-side-ketubah-grey-by-nehama-samson
$150.00
Ani Ledodi on side Ketubah Light Blue
Sku: ani-ledodi-on-side-ketubah-light-blue-by-nehama-samson
$150.00
Ani Ledodi on side Ketubah Medium Blue
Sku: ani-ledodi-on-side-ketubah-medium-blue-by-nehama-samson
$150.00
Antique Lace Papercut Ketubah
Sku: antique-lace-papercut-ketubah-by-danny-azoulay
$585.00
MSRP: $650.00 Save: $65.00
Arbor Ketubah
Sku: arbor-ketubah-by-mickie-caspi
$270.00
Arch Jerusalem Doves Ketubah Sivia Katz
Sku: arch-jerusalem-doves-ketubah-sivia-katz
$225.00
Arch Ketubah - No Backing
Sku: arch-ketubah-no-backing-by-enya-keshet
$384.00
MSRP: $395.00 Save: $11.00
Arch of Trees Ketubah
Sku: arch-of-trees-ketubah-by-peggy-davis
$250.00
Arch Text Only Ketubah
Sku: arch-text-only-ketubah-by-patty-leve
$115.00
Arise Ketubah
Sku: arise-ketubah-by-chris-cozen
$300.00
Arise My Love Ketubah - Jeweltone
Sku: arise-my-love-ketubah-jeweltone-by-rachel-deitsch
$300.00
Arise My Love Ketubah - Mist
Sku: arise-my-love-ketubah-mist-by-rachel-deitsch
$300.00
Arise My Love Ketubah - River
Sku: arise-my-love-ketubah-river-by-rachel-deitsch
$300.00
Arise My Love Ketubah - Sunrise
Sku: arise-my-love-ketubah-sunrise-by-rachel-deitsch
$300.00
At the King's Gate Ketubah
Sku: at-the-kings-gate-ketubah-by-orly-lauffer
$385.00
Aurora Ketubah
Sku: aurora-ketubah-by-nava-shoham
$250.00
Autumn Gold Ketubah
Sku: autumn-gold-ketubah-by-daniel-sroka
$350.00
Autumn of Joy Ketubah
Sku: autumn-of-joy-ketubah-by-nishima-kaplan
$375.00
Autumn Waterfall Ketubah
Sku: autumn-waterfall-ketubah-by-nishima-kaplan
$375.00
Aviv - Spring Ketubah
Sku: aviv-spring-ketubah-by-danny-azoulay
$405.00
MSRP: $450.00 Save: $45.00
Ayalot - Deer Papercut Ketubah
Sku: ayalot-deer-papercut-ketubah-by-danny-azoulay
$441.00
MSRP: $490.00 Save: $49.00
B'Siman Tov Ketubah
Sku: bsiman-tov-ketubah-by-orly-lauffer
$385.00
Beauty of Loving Kindness Ketubah
Sku: beauty-of-loving-kindness-ketubah-by-nishima-kaplan
$375.00
Beauty of Strength Ketubah
Sku: beauty-of-strength-ketubah-by-nishima-kaplan
$300.00
Beech Trees Ketubah
Sku: beech-trees-ketubah-by-stephanie-adler
$350.00
Beginnings Ketubah
Sku: beginnings-ketubah-by-howard-fox
$300.00
Beige Serenity Ketubah
Sku: beige-serenity-ketubah-by-danny-azoulay
$567.00
MSRP: $630.00 Save: $63.00
Belonging Ketubah
Sku: belonging-ketubah-by-ruth-rudin
$260.00
Beloved Birds Ketubah in Beige
Sku: beloved-birds-ketubah-in-beige-by-nehama-samson
$150.00
Beloved Birds Ketubah in Charcoal
Sku: beloved-birds-ketubah-in-charcoal-by-nehama-samson
$150.00
Beloved Birds Ketubah in Forest Green
Sku: beloved-birds-ketubah-in-forest-green-by-nehama-samson
$150.00
Beloved Birds Ketubah in Medium Blue
Sku: beloved-birds-ketubah-in-medium-blue-by-nehama-samson
$150.00
Beloved Ketubah
Sku: beloved-ketubah-by-stephanie-caplan
$400.00
Beloveds Ketubah
Sku: beloveds-ketubah-by-mickie-caspi
$270.00
Ben Shahn Ketubah
Sku: ben-shahn-ketubah-by-stephanie-adler
$300.00
Beneisons Ketubah
Sku: beneisons-ketubah-by-jill-sykes
$300.00
Bird of Paradise Ketubah
Sku: bird-of-paradise-ketubah-by-danny-azoulay
$459.00
MSRP: $510.00 Save: $51.00
Bird Song Ketubah
Sku: bird-song-ketubah-by-karla-gudeon
$350.00
Birds and Hearts Ketubah by Bonnie Gordon Lucas
Sku: birds-and-hearts-ketubah-by-bonnie-gordon-lucas
$250.00
Birds of Paradise - Blue Ketubah
Sku: birds-of-paradise-blue-ketubah-by-mickie-caspi
$120.00
Birds of Paradise - Yellow Ketubah
Sku: birds-of-paradise-yellow-ketubah-by-mickie-caspi
$120.00
Birds of Paradise Blue Ketubah
Sku: birds-of-paradise-blue-ketubah-by-anna-kronick
$190.00
Birds of Paradise Blue Papercut Ketubah
Sku: birds-of-paradise-blue-papercut-ketubah-by-anna-kronick
$425.00

Language and Terminology

Orthodox Ketuvot are invariably written in Aramaic. 

Although the terminology used by various communities is very similar, there can be differences depending on several factors, such as a community’s customs, whether this is a first or second marriage, and suchlike. 

For instance, Ashkenazim are accustomed to simply write 100 or 200 Zuz, an ancient Babylonian currency, in the Ketuvah, whereas the Sephardic custom is to cite an additional monetary sum in the national currency.  However, the groom always commits himself therein to honor, feed and support his wife.

A Ketuvah also grants a lien to the wife on any real estate and other property belonging to the groom, which can be claimed against in cases of divorce. A husband, though, is entitled to benefit from any property that his wife owns or gets from her father, although she retains ownership.

One should consult with the officiating Rabbi about the terminology he requires in each case.  The officiating Rabbi should also be consulted about whether he is particular about anything else.

Apart from that, though, Judaism is not particular about design or artwork used in a Ketuvah, and we have many designs for you to choose from.

A Ketuvah, is it a Rabbinical or Torah Requirement?

It is debateable whether a Ketuvah is required by the Torah, or whether that is only required by the Torah for a virgin bride, whereas divorced and other women are required by Rabbinical decree to have a Ketuvah, so that a husband will think twice before divorcing his wife.  Were it to be cheap and easy to get divorced, a woman would not feel secure, and she would be constantly worried about divorce.