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.


Land of Israel Ketubah
Sku: land-of-israel-ketubah-by-ardyn-halter
$220.00
Lavender Ketubah
Sku: lavender-ketubah-by-joanne-fink
$175.00
Leaves of Love Ketubah
Sku: leaves-of-love-ketubah-by-danny-azoulay
$441.00
MSRP: $490.00 Save: $49.00
Let Us Dance For Life Ketubah
Sku: let-us-dance-for-life-ketubah-by-nava-shoham
$250.00
Light From Within Ketubah
Sku: light-from-within-ketubah-by-allyson-block
$300.00
Lilac Ketubah Burgundy
Sku: lilac-ketubah-burgundy-by-melanie-dankowicz
$480.00
Lilac Ketubah Grey
Sku: lilac-ketubah-grey-by-melanie-dankowicz
$480.00
Lilac Ketubah Opal
Sku: lilac-ketubah-opal-by-melanie-dankowicz
$480.00
Lilac Ketubah Silver
Sku: lilac-ketubah-silver-by-melanie-dankowicz
$480.00
Lilypad with Flowers Ketubah
Sku: lilypad-with-flowers-ketubah-by-tamara-jones
$290.00
Lisbon Ketubah
Sku: lisbon-ketubah-by-enya-keshet
$384.00
MSRP: $395.00 Save: $11.00
Lisbon Ketubah - No Backing
Sku: lisbon-ketubah-no-backing-by-enya-keshet
$384.00
MSRP: $395.00 Save: $11.00
Lotus Ketubah
Sku: lotus-ketubah-by-jackie-olenick
$252.00
Lotus Ketubah
Sku: lotus-ketubah-by-nava-shoham
$250.00
Love Conquers All
Sku: love-conquers-all-by-nava-shoham
$250.00
Love Knots II Ketubah
Sku: love-knots-ii-ketubah-by-ruth-rudin
$260.00
Love Letter Ketubah
Sku: love-letter-ketubah-by-nava-shoham
$250.00
Love Mandala Ketubah
Sku: love-mandala-ketubah-by-nava-shoham
$250.00
Love Seal Ketubah
Sku: love-seal-ketubah-by-nava-shoham
$250.00
Lovebirds Ketubah
Sku: lovebirds-ketubah-by-rachel-deitsch
$220.00
Lovers A'huvim (Copper) Ketubah
Sku: lovers-ahuvim-copper-ketubah-by-gad-almaliah
$360.00
Lovers A'huvim (watercolor) Ketubah
Sku: lovers-ahuvim-watercolor-ketubah-by-gad-almaliah
$210.00
Maagalei Chaim Ketubah
Sku: maagalei-chaim-ketubah-by-danny-azoulay
$405.00
MSRP: $450.00 Save: $45.00
Magen David Ketubah
Sku: magen-david-ketubah-by-ruth-rudin
$260.00
Magical Menagerie Ketubah
Sku: magical-menagerie-ketubah-by-chris-cozen
$300.00
Mandala Ketubah
Sku: mandala-ketubah-by-orly-lauffer
$385.00
Mantua Ketubah
Sku: mantua-ketubah-by-marion-zimmer
$125.00
Marbled Dodi Li
Sku: marbled-dodi-li-by-sivia-katz
$225.00
Marigold Grain Ketubah
Sku: marigold-grain-ketubah-by-jill-sykes
$300.00
Menorah Ketubah
Sku: menorah-ketubah-by-ardyn-halter
$220.00
Mesoret Ketubah
Sku: masoret-ketubah-by-gad-almaliah
$210.00
Midnight Fire Ketubah
Sku: midnight-fire-ketubah-by-nava-shoham
$250.00
Milk and Honey - Blue Ketubah
Sku: milk-and-honey-blue-ketubah-by-nava-shoham
$250.00
Milk and Honey - White Ketubah
Sku: milk-and-honey-white-ketubah-by-nava-shoham
$250.00
Millefleurs Ketubah
Sku: millefleurs-ketubah-by-danny-azoulay
$1290.00
Mini Ketubah
Sku: mini-ketubah-by-frank-meisler
$3000.00
Momoyama Ketubah
Sku: momoyama-ketubah-by-stephanie-caplan
$400.00
Moon River Ketubah (#700)
Sku: moon-river-ketubah-700-by-rochelle-frank
$250.00
Moondance Ketubah
Sku: moondance-ketubah-by-ruth-rudin
$260.00
Morning Bright Ketubah
Sku: morning-bright-ketubah-by-chris-cozen
$300.00
Moroccan Blues Ketubah
Sku: moroccan-blues-ketubah-by-orly-lauffer
$385.00
Morocco Ketubah - No Backing
Sku: morocco-ketubah-no-backing-by-enya-keshet
$384.00
MSRP: $395.00 Save: $11.00
Mosaic Dodi Li
Sku: mosaic-dodi-li-by-sivia-katz
$150.00
Mosaic Ketubah
Sku: mosaic-ketubah-by-joanne-fink
$200.00
Mountain "Desert Red" Ketubah
Sku: mountain-desert-red-ketubah-by-peggy-davis
$250.00
Mountain "Dusty Rose" Ketubah
Sku: mountain-dusty-rose-ketubah-by-peggy-davis
$250.00
Mountain "Jade Green" Ketubah
Sku: mountain-jade-green-ketubah-by-peggy-davis
$250.00
Mountain "Purple" Ketubah
Sku: mountain-purple-ketubah-by-peggy-davis
$250.00
Mountain "Violet" Ketubah
Sku: mountain-violet-ketubah-by-peggy-davis
$250.00
Musical Columns Ketubah
Sku: musical-columns-ketubah-by-joanne-fink
$200.00
My Beloved Ketubah
Sku: my-beloved-ketubah-by-ruth-rudin
$260.00
My Beloved Ketubah
Sku: my-beloved-ketubah-by-vita-barth
$150.00
My Heart Awakens Ketubah
Sku: my-heart-awakens-ketubah-by-nishima-kaplan
$375.00
My Love, My Friend Ketubah
Sku: my-love-my-friend-ketubah-by-ray-michaels
$250.00
My Soul Delights Ketubah
Sku: my-soul-delights-ketubah-by-nishima-kaplan
$375.00
Mystic Jerusalem Ketubah
Sku: mystic-jerusalem-ketubah-by-mickie-caspi
$120.00
Mystic Pomegranates Ketubah
Sku: mystic-pomegranates-ketubah-by-mickie-caspi
$270.00
Nature's Canopy Ketubah
Sku: natures-canopy-ketubah-by-mickie-caspi
$350.00
Nest Ketubah
Sku: nest-ketubah-by-susie-lubell
$220.00
New Dawn (no border) Ketubah
Sku: new-dawn-no-border-ketubah-by-nishima-kaplan
$375.00
New Day Ketubah
Sku: new-day-ketubah-by-rachel-deitsch
$290.00
Nobility Ketubah
Sku: nobility-ketubah-by-nishima-kaplan
$300.00
Nouveau Red Ketubah
Sku: nouveau-red-ketubah-by-peggy-davis
$250.00
One Heart Ketubah
Sku: one-heart-ketubah-by-amy-fagin
$260.00
By: Amy Fagin
One Heart Ketubah
Sku: one-heart-ketubah-by-danny-azoulay
$315.00
MSRP: $350.00 Save: $35.00
One Heart Second Edition Ketubah
Sku: one-heart-second-edition-ketubah-by-amy-fagin
$260.00
By: Amy Fagin
One Ketubah
Sku: one-ketubah-by-nava-shoham
$250.00
Only You - Ketubah
Sku: only-you-ketubahby-ray-michaels
$95.00
Op Fields Ketubah
Sku: op-fields-ketubah-by-rachel-deitsch
$290.00
Opening Ketubah
Sku: opening-ketubah-by-daniel-sroka
$350.00
Orchard Heirloom Papercut Ketubah - Small
Sku: orchard-heirloom-papercut-ketubah-small-by-danny-azoulay
$261.00
MSRP: $290.00 Save: $29.00

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.