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.


Spring Blossom Ketubah
Sku: spring-blossom-ketubah-by-nava-shoham
$250.00
Spring Ketubah
Sku: spring-ketubah-by-ruth-rudin
$260.00
Spring of Joy Ketubah
Sku: spring-of-joy-ketubah-by-nishima-kaplan
$375.00
Spring Time Ketubah
Sku: spring-time-ketubah-by-rachel-deitsch
$290.00
Spring Woods Ketubah
Sku: spring-woods-ketubah-by-miriam-karp
$350.00
Star Ketubah
Sku: star-ketubah-by-nava-shoham
$250.00
Star Light Star Bright / Artist Series #1
Sku: star-light-star-bright-artist-series-1-by-coolketubah
$750.00
Star of David Ketubah
Sku: star-of-david-ketubah-by-sivia-katz
$225.00
Star of Joy Ketubah
Sku: star-of-joy-ketubah-by-ruth-rudin
$260.00
Starry Kaleidoscope Ketubah
Sku: starry-kaleidoscope-ketubah-by-nava-shoham
$250.00
Summer Blossom Ketubah
Sku: summer-blossom-ketubah-by-vita-barth
$150.00
Summer of Joy Ketubah
Sku: summer-of-joy-ketubah-by-nishima-kaplan
$375.00
Sunlight Ketubah
Sku: sunlight-ketubah-by-daniel-sroka
$350.00
Sunrise Ketubah
Sku: sunrise-ketubah-by-stephanie-adler
$300.00
Sunset Ketubah
Sku: sunset-ketubah-by-ruth-rudin
$260.00
Swans Ketubah
Sku: swans-ketubah-by-nava-shoham
$250.00
Sycamore Ketubah
Sku: sycamore-ketubah-by-jill-sykes
$290.00
Symphony Ketubah
Sku: symphony-ketubah-by-marion-zimmer
$125.00
Synagogue Ketubah
Sku: synagogue-ketubah-by-robin-hall
$300.00
Tallit Ketubah
Sku: tallit-ketubah-by-stephanie-adler
$300.00
Tamar Ketubah
Sku: tamar-ketubah-by-nava-shoham
$250.00
Telemachus Ketubah
Sku: telemachus-ketubah-by-stephanie-adler
$400.00
Tender Shoots Ketubah
Sku: tender-shoots-ketubah-by-chris-cozen
$300.00
Terrace Ketubah Opal
Sku: terrace-ketubah-opal-by-melanie-dankowicz
$480.00
Terrace Ketubah Silver
Sku: terrace-ketubah-silver-by-melanie-dankowicz
$480.00
Text Only Ketubah
Sku: text-only-ketubah-by-stephanie-caplan
$300.00
The Ahava Papercut Ketubah
Sku: the-ahava-papercut-ketubah-by-ardyn-halter
$300.00
The Ahava Papercut Ketubah Gilded
Sku: the-ahava-papercut-ketubah-gilded-by-ardyn-halter
$450.00
The Dance
Sku: the-dance-by-ruth-rudin
$260.00
The Golden Light Ketubah
Sku: the-golden-light-ketubah-by-anna-kronick
$190.00
The Golden Light Papercut Ketubah
Sku: the-golden-light-papercut-ketubah-by-anna-kronick
$425.00
The Papercut Ketubah (Beige) Ketubah
Sku: the-papercut-ketubah-beige-ketubah-by-ardyn-halter
$250.00
The Papercut Ketubah (Blue) Ketubah
Sku: the-papercut-ketubah-blue-ketubah-by-ardyn-halter
$250.00
The Papercut Ketubah (Ivory) Ketubah
Sku: the-papercut-ketubah-ivory-ketubah-by-ardyn-halter
$250.00
The Papercut Ketubah (Magenta) Ketubah
Sku: the-papercut-ketubah-magenta-ketubah-by-ardyn-halter
$250.00
The Rhythm of the Heart Ketubah
Sku: the-rhythm-of-the-heart-ketubah-by-nava-shoham
$250.00
The Seven Kinds Ketubah
Sku: the-seven-kinds-ketubah-by-ruth-rudin
$260.00
The Time Of Our Life Ketubah
Sku: the-time-of-our-life-ketubah-by-nava-shoham
$250.00
The Warmth Of The Beaming Lotus Ketubah
Sku: the-warmth-of-the-beaming-lotus-ketubah-by-nava-shoham
$250.00
There's A Place For Us Ketubah
Sku: theres-a-place-for-us-ketubah-by-nava-shoham
$250.00
Time of Singing Ketubah
Sku: time-of-singing-ketubah-by-miriam-karp
$350.00
To Life 2 Ketubah
Sku: to-life-2-ketubah-by-marion-zimmer
$125.00
To Life Ketubah
Sku: to-life-ketubah-by-joanne-fink
$75.00
To Life Ketubah
Sku: to-life-ketubah-by-marion-zimmer
$125.00
Together Forever Ketubah
Sku: together-forever-ketubah-by-marion-zimmer
$236.00
Toscana Ketubah
Sku: toscana-ketubah-by-robert-saslow
$180.00
Traditions Ketubah
Sku: traditions-ketubah-by-howard-fox
$300.00
Traditions Ketubah
Sku: traditions-ketubah-by-rachel-deitsch
$290.00
Tranquility Ketubah
Sku: tranquility-ketubah-by-allyson-block
$300.00
Tree Line Ketubah
Sku: tree-line-ketubah-by-rachel-deitsch
$290.00
Tree of Life Ketubah
Sku: tree-of-life-ketubah-by-howard-fox
$300.00
Tree of Life Ketubah
Sku: tree-of-life-ketubah-by-karla-gudeon
$350.00
Tree of Life Ketubah
Sku: tree-of-life-ketubah-by-linda-altshuler
$254.00
Tree of Life Ketubah
Sku: tree-of-life-ketubah-by-ruth-rudin
$260.00
Tree of Life Ketubah
Sku: tree-of-life-ketubah-by-sivia-katz
$225.00
Tree(s) of Life
Sku: trees-of-life-by-coolketubah
$375.00
Trees Ketubah
Sku: trees-ketubah-by-bernice-greenberg
$150.00
Trees Ketubah
Sku: trees-ketubah-by-rachel-deitsch
$290.00
Trees of Life 3 (Gold) Ketubah
Sku: trees-of-life-3-gold-ketubah-by-betsy-teutsch
$275.00
Trees of Life 3 (Silver) Ketubah
Sku: trees-of-life-3-silver-ketubah-by-betsy-teutsch
$275.00
Trees of the Forest (Gold) Ketubah
Sku: trees-of-the-forest-gold-ketubah-by-betsy-teutsch
$275.00
Trees of the Forest (Silver) Ketubah
Sku: trees-of-the-forest-silver-ketubah-by-betsy-teutsch
$275.00
Tulum Ketubah
Sku: tulum-ketubah-by-enya-keshet
$447.00
MSRP: $460.00 Save: $13.00
Turkish Lily Turquoise Ketubah
Sku: turkish-lily-turquoise-ketubah-by-enya-keshet
$447.00
MSRP: $460.00 Save: $13.00
Turkish Lily Yellow Ketubah
Sku: turkish-lily-yellow-ketubah-by-enya-keshet
$447.00
MSRP: $460.00 Save: $13.00
Turtledove Ketubah
Sku: turtledove-ketubah-by-mickie-caspi
$170.00
Twelve Tribes no Compass Ketubah
Sku: twelve-tribes-no-compass-ketubah-by-nava-shoham
$250.00
Two Dozen Ketubah
Sku: two-dozen-ketubah-by-rachel-deitsch
$290.00
Two Trees Ketubah - No Backing -
Sku: two-trees-ketubah-no-backing-gallery-judaica-exclusive-by-enya-keshet
$384.00
MSRP: $395.00 Save: $11.00

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.