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.


Happiness Ketubah
Sku: happiness-ketubah-by-enya-keshet
$585.00
MSRP: $620.00 Save: $35.00
Harmony B&W Ketubah
Sku: harmony-b-w-ketubah-by-ruth-rudin
$260.00
Harmony Ketubah
Sku: harmony-ketubah-by-allyson-block
$300.00
Harmony Ketubah
Sku: harmony-ketubah-by-cindy-michael
$150.00
Harmony Ketubah
Sku: harmony-ketubah-by-danny-azoulay
$657.00
MSRP: $730.00 Save: $73.00
Harmony Ketubah
Sku: harmony-ketubah-by-marion-zimmer
$236.00
Harmony Ketubah
Sku: harmony-ketubah-by-robin-hall
$300.00
Harmony Ketubah
Sku: harmony-ketubah-by-stephanie-adler
$300.00
Harvest Hupah Ketubah
Sku: harvest-hupah-ketubah-by-sivia-katz
$225.00
Harvest Ketubah
Sku: harvest-ketubah-by-chris-cozen
$300.00
Hawai Ketubah - No Backing -
Sku: hawai-ketubah-no-backing-gallery-judaica-exclusive-by-enya-keshet
$384.00
MSRP: $395.00 Save: $11.00
Hawai Two Layers Ketubah
Sku: hawai-two-layers-ketubah-by-enya-keshet
$585.00
MSRP: $620.00 Save: $35.00
Heart of Jerusalem (#305)
Sku: heart-of-jerusalem-305-by-rochelle-frank
$250.00
HeartSong Ketubah
Sku: heartsong-ketubah-by-amy-fagin
$260.00
By: Amy Fagin
Heavenly Labyrinth Ketubah
Sku: heavenly-labyrinth-ketubah-by-nava-shoham
$200.00
Henna Ketubah -No backing
Sku: henna-ketubah-no-backing-by-enya-keshet
$384.00
MSRP: $395.00 Save: $11.00
Here Comes The Sun Ketubah
Sku: here-comes-the-sun-ketubah-by-rachel-deitsch
$290.00
Hibiscus Ketubah
Sku: hibiscus-ketubah-by-stephanie-adler
$300.00
Hold Me Close Ketubah
Sku: hold-me-close-ketubah-by-amy-fagin
$260.00
By: Amy Fagin
Holy Land Ketubah
Sku: holy-land-ketubah-by-robert-saslow
$260.00
Homage to Klimt: The Kiss
Sku: homage-to-klimt-the-kiss-by-stephanie-adler
$300.00
Homage to Klimt: Tree of Life
Sku: homage-to-klimt-tree-of-life-by-stephanie-adler
$300.00
Huppa Silhouette Ketubah
Sku: huppa-silhouette-ketubah-by-mickie-caspi
$220.00
I am My Beloved's Circle Ketubah in Light Blue
Sku: i-am-my-beloveds-circle-ketubah-in-light-blue-by-nehama-samson
$150.00
I am My Beloved's circle Ketubah in Light Green
Sku: i-am-my-beloveds-circle-ketubah-in-light-green-by-nehama-samson
$150.00
I am My Beloved's Circle Ketubah in Rainbow
Sku: i-am-my-beloveds-circle-ketubah-in-rainbow-by-nehama-samson
$150.00
I am My Beloved's Circle Ketubah in Teal
Sku: i-am-my-beloveds-circle-ketubah-in-teal-by-nehama-samson
$150.00
I Am My Beloved's Ketubah
Sku: i-am-my-beloveds-ketubah-by-rachel-deitsch
$290.00
I Thee Wed Ketubah -
Sku: i-thee-wed-ketubah-by-enya-keshet
$384.00
MSRP: $395.00 Save: $11.00
I Thee Wed Ketubah - No Backing
Sku: i-thee-wed-ketubah-no-backing-by-enya-keshet
$384.00
MSRP: $395.00 Save: $11.00
Idyll Ketubah
Sku: idyll-ketubah-by-rachel-deitsch
$290.00
Illustrated (Copper) Ketubah
Sku: illustrated-copper-ketubah-by-gad-almaliah
$350.00
In Safe Hands Ketubah
Sku: in-safe-hands-ketubah-by-karla-gudeon
$350.00
In The Vineyard Ketubah
Sku: in-the-vineyard-ketubah-by-nishima-kaplan
$375.00
In Your Eyes Ketubah
Sku: in-your-eyes-ketubah-by-nava-shoham
$250.00
Intertwine Ketubah
Sku: intertwine-ketubah-by-ruth-rudin
$260.00
Intertwining Trees Ketubah
Sku: intertwining-trees-ketubah-by-miriam-karp
$375.00
Interwined Trees Ketubah
Sku: interwined-trees-ketubah-by-leah-sosewitz
$325.00
Iris Ketubah - No Backing -
Sku: iris-ketubah-no-backing-gallery-judaica-exclusive-by-enya-keshet
$384.00
MSRP: $395.00 Save: $11.00
Irises In Bloom Ketubah
Sku: irises-in-bloom-ketubah-by-nava-shoham
$250.00
Islands in the Streams Ketubah
Sku: islands-in-the-streams-ketubah-by-nava-shoham
$250.00
Israel Festivals Ketubah
Sku: israel-festivals-ketubah-by-ardyn-halter
$220.00
Italian Floral Ketubah
Sku: italian-floral-ketubah-by-enya-keshet
$447.00
MSRP: $460.00 Save: $13.00
Italian Ketubah
Sku: italian-ketubah-by-robin-hall
$300.00
Ithaca Ketubah
Sku: ithaca-ketubah-by-stephanie-adler
$400.00
Jasper Johns Ketubah
Sku: jasper-johns-ketubah-by-stephanie-adler
$350.00
Jerusalem Doorways Ketubah
Sku: jerusalem-doorways-ketubah-by-sivia-katz
$225.00
Jerusalem Gardens Ketubah
Sku: jerusalem-gardens-ketubah-by-ardyn-halter
$220.00
Jerusalem Gate Papercut Ketubah
Sku: jerusalem-gate-papercut-ketubah-by-danny-azoulay
$405.00
MSRP: $450.00 Save: $45.00
Jerusalem High Paper cut ketubah
Sku: jerusalem-high-paper-cut-ketubah
$384.00
MSRP: $395.00 Save: $11.00
Jerusalem Ketubah
Sku: jerusalem-ketubah-by-enya-keshet
$384.00
MSRP: $395.00 Save: $11.00
Jerusalem Ketubah
Sku: jerusalem-ketubah-by-howard-fox
$300.00
Jerusalem Ketubah
Sku: jerusalem-ketubah-by-nava-shoham
$250.00
Jerusalem Ketubah - No Backing
Sku: jerusalem-ketubah-no-backing-by-enya-keshet
$384.00
MSRP: $395.00 Save: $11.00
Jerusalem Shul Ketubah
Sku: jerusalem-shul-ketubah-by-sivia-katz
$225.00
Jerusalem Skyline Ketubah
Sku: jerusalem-skyline-ketubah-by-joanne-fink
$200.00
Jewel Five Layers Ketubah
Sku: jewel-five-layers-ketubah-by-enya-keshet
$691.00
MSRP: $750.00 Save: $59.00
Jewels Ketubah
Sku: jewels-ketubah-by-rachel-deitsch
$290.00
Journey Ketubah
Sku: journey-ketubah-by-allyson-block
$300.00
Joy & Happiness Ketubah
Sku: joy-happiness-ketubah-by-mickie-caspi
$120.00
Kabbala Tree of Life Ketubah
Sku: kabbala-tree-of-life-ketubah-by-nava-shoham
$250.00
Kinetics of Desire Ketubah
Sku: kinetics-of-desire-ketubah-by-amy-fagin
$260.00
By: Amy Fagin
Kiss
Sku: kiss-by-ruth-rudin
$260.00
Kiss Ketubah
Sku: kiss-ketubah-by-nishima-kaplan
$375.00
L'Chaim Ketubah
Sku: lchaim-ketubah-by-patty-leve
$150.00

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.