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.


Orchard Heirloom Papercut Ketubah - Small
Sku: orchard-heirloom-papercut-ketubah-small-by-danny-azoulay
$261.00
MSRP: $290.00 Save: $29.00
Orchid Glory Ketubah - No Backing
Sku: orchid-glory-ketubah-no-backing-gallery-judaica-exclusive-by-enya-keshet
$384.00
MSRP: $395.00 Save: $11.00
Orchids Ketubah (#825)
Sku: orchids-ketubah-825-by-rochelle-frank
$225.00
Oval Traditions Ketubah
Sku: oval-traditions-ketubah-by-mickie-caspi
$120.00
Oval Vineyard Ketubah
Sku: oval-vineyard-ketubah-by-mickie-caspi
$170.00
Over The Rainbow Ketubah
Sku: over-the-rainbow-ketubah-by-cindy-michael
$115.00
O’Israel Ketubah b
Sku: oisrael-ketubah-by-linda-altshuler
$254.00
Paper Cut Ring Ketubah - No Backing
Sku: paper-cut-ring-ketubah-no-backing-by-enya-keshet
$384.00
MSRP: $395.00 Save: $11.00
Paradise Ketubah
Sku: paradise-ketubah-by-jill-sykes
$290.00
Paradise Ketubah
Sku: paradise-ketubah-by-patty-leve
$180.00
Parchment Ketubah, Antique-Edge (#500)
Sku: parchment-ketubah-antique-edge-500-by-rochelle-frank
$250.00
Peacock Ketubah
Sku: peacock-ketubah-by-peggy-davis
$250.00
Peacock Ketubah - No Backing
Sku: peacock-ketubah-no-backing-by-enya-keshet
$384.00
MSRP: $395.00 Save: $11.00
Peacocks Ketubah
Sku: peacocks-ketubah-by-danny-azoulay
$459.00
MSRP: $510.00 Save: $51.00
Peacocks Ketubah
Sku: peacocks-ketubah-by-enya-keshet
$384.00
MSRP: $395.00 Save: $11.00
Peacocks Ketubah
Sku: peacocks-ketubah-by-stephanie-adler
$300.00
Pearl Serenity Ketubah
Sku: pearl-serenity-ketubah-by-danny-azoulay
$567.00
MSRP: $630.00 Save: $63.00
Penelope Ketubah
Sku: penelope-ketubah-by-stephanie-adler
$400.00
Persian 1 with Lions Ketubah
Sku: persian-1-with-lions-ketubah-by-stephanie-adler
$300.00
Persian 2 with Hamsa
Sku: persian-2-with-hamsa-by-stephanie-adler
$300.00
Persian Deer Ketubah - Burgundy
Sku: persian-deer-ketubah-burgundy-by-peggy-davis
$250.00
Persian Deer Ketubah - Ultramarine
Sku: persian-deer-ketubah-ultramarine-by-peggy-davis
$250.00
Persian Silk Ketubah
Sku: persian-silk-ketubah-by-mickie-caspi
$120.00
Persian Tapestry Ketubah
Sku: persian-tapestry-ketubah-by-mickie-caspi
$220.00
Persian Tapestry Ketubah
Sku: persian-tapestry-ketubah-by-orly-lauffer
$385.00
Pesukim (Copper) Ketubah
Sku: pesukim-copper-ketubah-by-gad-almaliah
$400.00
Petals Ketubah
Sku: petals-ketubah-by-daniel-sroka
$350.00
Petrichor Ketubah
Sku: petrichor-ketubah-by-nava-shoham
$250.00
Pink Jewels Ketubah
Sku: pink-jewels-ketubah-by-rachel-deitsch
$290.00
Pink Lily Pad & Flowers Ketubah
Sku: pink-lily-pad-flowers-ketubah-by-tamara-jones
$290.00
Pomegranate Ketubah
Sku: pomegranate-ketubah-by-nishima-kaplan
$375.00
Pomegranate Ketubah
Sku: pomegranate-ketubah-by-ruth-rudin
$260.00
Pomegranate Ketubah
Sku: pomegranate-ketubah-by-stephanie-caplan
$400.00
Pomegranate Papercut Ketubah
Sku: pomegranate-papercut-ketubah-by-danny-azoulay
$405.00
MSRP: $450.00 Save: $45.00
Pomegranate Tree Ketubah
Sku: pomegranate-tree-ketubah-by-nehama-samson
$150.00
Pomegranate Tree Ketubah in Charcoal
Sku: pomegranate-tree-ketubah-in-charcoal-by-nehama-samson
$150.00
Pomegranate Tree Ketubah in Forest Green
Sku: pomegranate-tree-ketubah-in-forest-green-by-nehama-samson
$150.00
Pomegranate Tree Ketubah in Green
Sku: pomegranate-tree-ketubah-in-green-by-nehama-samson
$150.00
Pomegranate Tree Ketubah in Light Blue
Sku: pomegranate-tree-ketubah-in-light-blue-by-nehama-samson
$150.00
Pomegranate Tree Ketubah in Medium Blue
Sku: pomegranate-tree-ketubah-in-medium-blue-by-nehama-samson
$150.00
Poppies Forever Ketubah
Sku: poppies-forever-ketubah-by-rachel-deitsch
$220.00
Poppies Ketubah
Sku: poppies-ketubah-by-ruth-rudin
$260.00
Potpourri Ketubah
Sku: potpourri-ketubah-by-bernice-greenberg
$180.00
Prana Ketubah
Sku: prana-ketubah-by-jill-sykes
$290.00
Prayer Shawl Ketubah
Sku: prayer-shawl-ketubah-by-leah-sosewitz
$325.00
Proposal Ketubah
Sku: proposal-ketubah-by-stephanie-adler
$300.00
Prosperity Ketubah
Sku: prosperity-ketubah-by-ruth-rudin
$260.00
Pure Joy Ketubah
Sku: pure-joy-ketubah-by-amy-fagin
$260.00
By: Amy Fagin
Radiant as the Sun Ketubah
Sku: radiant-as-the-sun-ketubah-by-nishima-kaplan
$375.00
Rainbow Circle Ketubah
Sku: rainbow-circle-ketubah-by-miriam-karp
$350.00
Rainbow Doves Ketubah
Sku: rainbow-doves-ketubah-by-sivia-katz
$180.00
MSRP: $225.00 Save: $45.00
Rakefet Ketubah
Sku: rakefet-ketubah-by-mickie-caspi
$220.00
Rays of Light Ketubah
Sku: rays-of-light-ketubah-by-nava-shoham
$250.00
Rectangular Text Only Ketubah
Sku: rectangular-text-only-ketubah-by-robert-saslow
$100.00
Red Poppies 1 Ketubah
Sku: red-poppies-1-ketubah-by-stephanie-adler
$350.00
Red Poppies 2 Ketubah
Sku: red-poppies-2-ketubah-by-stephanie-adler
$350.00
Red Poppies 3 Ketubah
Sku: red-poppies-3-ketubah-by-stephanie-adler
$350.00
Rejoice Ketubah
Sku: rejoice-ketubah-by-vita-barth
$150.00
Renascentia Ketubah
Sku: renascentia-ketubah-by-nava-shoham
$250.00
Reverie Ketubah
Sku: reverie-ketubah-by-jill-sykes
$300.00
Ribbons Ketubah
Sku: ribbons-ketubah-by-cindy-michael
$120.00
Rimon Ketubah - No Backing
Sku: rimon-ketubah-no-backing-by-enya-keshet
$384.00
MSRP: $395.00 Save: $11.00
Ring I Am My Beloved’s Ketubah b
Sku: ring-i-am-my-beloveds-ketubah-by-enya-keshet
$384.00
MSRP: $395.00 Save: $11.00
Ring I Am My Beloved’s with Gold and Crystals Ketubah b
Sku: ring-i-am-my-beloveds-with-gold-and-crystals-ketubah-by-enya-keshet
$691.00
MSRP: $720.00 Save: $29.00
Ring of Joy Ketubah
Sku: ring-of-joy-ketubah-by-mickie-caspi
$220.00
Rings Ketubah
Sku: rings-ketubah-by-allyson-block
$300.00
Rings of Love Ketubah
Sku: rings-of-love-ketubah-by-nava-shoham
$250.00
Rising Ketubah
Sku: rising-ketubah-by-daniel-sroka
$350.00

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.