The Art Of The Vow

Ketubah designer says it’s too early to tell if flurry of same-sex marriage legislation will affect business.
Associate Editor
06/12/2013 - 20:00

When Aliza Boyer started making ketubahs, or Jewish wedding contracts, in 2008, the irony was that she and her girlfriend, who was helping with the business at the time, could not legally marry.

While many same sex couples have immediately had civil marriage ceremonies, fewer have opted for Jewish weddings with a ketubah,

The State Of The Art Of The Jewish Marriage Contract

Ketubot past and present, from here to Philadelphia.
Special To The Jewish Week
04/04/2011 - 20:00

T here’s an art to marriage — quite literally so, when it comes to the decorative art of the Jewish marriage contract, known in Hebrew as the ketubah.

Archie Granot’s ketubah (1999), is made up of multilayered colored papercut and ink on paper. JTS Library

Ketubah prepared for Britain’s newest royal couple

03/09/2011 - 19:00

(JTA) -- A British artist has prepared a ketubah, or Jewish marriage contract, for Britain’s Prince William and his fiancee, Kate Middleton.

Michael Horton, who has Israeli citizenship, designed the ketubah for the couple’s April 29 wedding, according to The Associated Press. The language, in Hebrew and English, has been altered to be egalitarian and nonreligious. Neither the prince nor Middleton are Jewish.

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