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.


Roman Star Ketubah
Sku: roman-star-ketubah-by-marion-zimmer
$236.00
Romantic Love Birds Ketubah
Sku: romantic-love-birds-ketubah-by-nava-shoham
$250.00
Rose Garden Ketubah
Sku: rose-garden-ketubah-by-mickie-caspi
$270.00
Rothko - Blue Ketubah
Sku: rothko-blue-ketubah-by-stephanie-caplan
$400.00
Rothko - Red Ketubah
Sku: rothko-red-ketubah-by-stephanie-caplan
$400.00
Rothko - Taupe Ketubah
Sku: rothko-taupe-ketubah-by-stephanie-caplan
$400.00
Rothko turquoise
Sku: rothko-turquoise-by-stephanie-caplan
$400.00
Round Floral Ketubah
Sku: round-floral-ketubah-by-joanne-fink
$75.00
Round Jerusalem Ketubah
Sku: round-jerusalem-ketubah-by-sivia-katz
$225.00
Round Ketubah
Sku: round-ketubah-by-nehama-samson
$100.00
Round Text Only Ketubah
Sku: round-text-only-ketubah-by-patty-leve
$115.00
Royal Claddagh Ketubah
Sku: royal-claddagh-ketubah-by-nava-shoham
$250.00
Royal Vows Ketubah
Sku: royal-vows-ketubah-by-nava-shoham
$250.00
Sacred Space Ketubah
Sku: sacred-space-ketubah-by-jackie-olenick
$252.00
Seaside Ketubah
Sku: seaside-ketubah-by-rachel-deitsch
$290.00
Seasons Eternal Ketubah
Sku: seasons-eternal-ketubah-by-robert-saslow
$260.00
Seasons Ketubah
Sku: seasons-ketubah-by-jackie-olenick
$252.00
Seasons Ketubah
Sku: seasons-ketubah-by-mickie-caspi
$220.00
Seasons Ketubah
Sku: seasons-ketubah-by-nava-shoham
$250.00
Seasons of Joy Ketubah
Sku: seasons-of-joy-ketubah-by-mickie-caspi
$270.00
Seasons of Joy Ketubah
Sku: seasons-of-joy-ketubah-by-robert-saslow
$260.00
Secret Garden Ketubah
Sku: secret-garden-ketubah-by-nava-shoham
$250.00
Seven Blessing 2 Ketubah
Sku: seven-blessing-2-ketubah-by-ruth-rudin
$260.00
Seven Blessings (Copper) Ketubah
Sku: seven-blessings-copper-ketubah-by-gad-almaliah
$410.00
Seven Blessings Ketubah
Sku: seven-blessings-ketubah-by-mickie-caspi
$220.00
Seven Blessings Ketubah
Sku: seven-blessings-ketubah-by-ruth-rudin
$260.00
Seven Species Ketubah
Sku: seven-species-ketubah-by-ardyn-halter
$220.00
Seven Species Ketubah
Sku: seven-species-ketubah-by-leah-sosewitz
$325.00
Seven Species Ketubah
Sku: seven-species-ketubah-by-miriam-karp
$350.00
Sevilla
Sku: sevilla-by-ruth-rudin
$260.00
Shabbat Ketubah
Sku: shabbat-ketubah-by-sivia-katz
$225.00
Shalom Ketubah
Sku: shalom-ketubah-by-linda-altshuler
$254.00
Shalom Ketubah
Sku: shalom-ketubah-by-patty-leve
$150.00
Shalom Mandala Horizontal Ketubah
Sku: shalom-mandala-horizontal-ketubah-by-nava-shoham
$250.00
Shalom Mandala Vertical Ketubah
Sku: shalom-mandala-vertical-ketubah-by-nava-shoham
$250.00
Shalom Three Layers Ketubah
Sku: shalom-three-layers-ketubah-by-enya-keshet
$585.00
MSRP: $620.00 Save: $35.00
Shefa B'rachot - Burgundy Ketubah
Sku: shefa-brachot-burgundy-ketubah-by-betsy-teutsch
$125.00
Shefa B'rachot - Ivory Ketubah
Sku: shefa-brachot-ivory-ketubah-by-betsy-teutsch
$125.00
Shefa B'rachot - Royal Blue Ketubah
Sku: shefa-brachot-royal-blue-ketubah-by-betsy-teutsch
$125.00
Shining Star Ketubah
Sku: shining-star-ketubah-by-cindy-michael
$180.00
Silhouette Indigo Ketubah
Sku: silhouette-indigo-ketubah-by-danny-azoulay
$459.00
MSRP: $510.00 Save: $51.00
Silhouette Ivory Ketubah
Sku: silhouette-ivory-ketubah-by-danny-azoulay
$459.00
MSRP: $510.00 Save: $51.00
Silver Arch Ketubah
Sku: silver-arch-ketubah-by-enya-keshet
$691.00
MSRP: $720.00 Save: $29.00
Silver Four Seasons Ketubah
Sku: silver-four-seasons-ketubah-by-enya-keshet
$691.00
MSRP: $720.00 Save: $29.00
Silver Gazelles Ketubah
Sku: silver-gazelles-ketubah-gallery-judaica-exclusive-by-enya-keshet
$691.00
MSRP: $720.00 Save: $29.00
Silver Peacocks Ketubah
Sku: silver-peacocks-ketubah-by-enya-keshet
$691.00
MSRP: $720.00 Save: $29.00
Silver Two Trees Ketubah - No Backing -
Sku: silver-two-trees-ketubah-no-backing-gallery-judaica-exclusive-by-enya-keshet
$691.00
MSRP: $720.00 Save: $29.00
Siman Tov Ketubah
Sku: siman-tov-ketubah-by-danny-azoulay
$405.00
MSRP: $450.00 Save: $45.00
Small - Elephants Ketubah, No Backing
Sku: small-elephants-ketubah-no-backing-by-enya-keshet
$285.00
Small - Four Seasons Ketubah, No Backing
Sku: small-four-seasons-ketubah-no-backing-by-enya-keshet
$285.00
Small - Peacocks Ketubah, No Backing
Sku: small-peacocks-ketubah-no-backing-by-enya-keshet
$285.00
Small - Ring Ketubah, No Backing -
Sku: small-ring-ketubah-no-backing-gallery-judaica-exclusive-by-enya-keshet
$285.00
Small - Seven Species Ketubah, No Backing
Sku: small-seven-species-ketubah-no-backing-by-enya-keshet
$285.00
Small - Tuscany Ketubah, No Backing
Sku: small-tuscany-ketubah-no-backing-by-enya-keshet
$285.00
Soft Rose Ketubah
Sku: soft-rose-ketubah-by-daniel-sroka
$350.00
Something Borrowed Ketubah
Sku: something-borrowed-ketubah-by-amy-fagin
$260.00
By: Amy Fagin
Song of Love Ketubah
Sku: song-of-love-ketubah-by-mickie-caspi
$220.00
Song of Songs II Ketubah
Sku: song-of-songs-ii-ketubah-by-howard-fox
$300.00
Song of Songs Ketubah
Sku: song-of-songs-ketubah-by-danny-azoulay
$441.00
MSRP: $490.00 Save: $49.00
Song of Songs Ketubah
Sku: song-of-songs-ketubah-by-leah-sosewitz
$325.00
Song of Summer Ketubah
Sku: song-of-summer-ketubah-by-marion-zimmer
$125.00
Songbird Heirloom Papercut Ketubah - Small
Sku: songbird-heirloom-papercut-ketubah-small-by-danny-azoulay
$261.00
MSRP: $290.00 Save: $29.00
Songbird Ketubah
Sku: songbird-ketubah-by-jill-sykes
$290.00
Soul Mates
Sku: soul-mates-by-nava-shoham
$250.00
Soul Mates Ketubah
Sku: soul-mates-ketubah-by-selwyn-mills
$250.00
Soul's Delight Ketubah
Sku: souls-delight-ketubah-by-gad-almaliah
$210.00
Soulmates Ketubah
Sku: soulmates-ketubah-by-mickie-caspi
$170.00
Sparks Of Divine Ketubah
Sku: sparks-of-divine-ketubah-by-nava-shoham
$250.00

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.