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Wednesday, May 02, 2012

The Ketubah Is Trending

Paper Cut Ketubah
The Ketubah is a special type of Jewish prenuptial agreement. It is considered an integral part of a traditional Jewish marriage and outlines the rights and responsibilities of the groom, in relation to the bride. Nevertheless, there is no agreement in modern times as to the monetary worth of the ketubah, and its enforceability even in Jewish courts is in question even in theory; in practice it is never enforced. (Wikipedia)

This important tradition is crossing cultures and faiths.  Many non Jewish couples are intrigued and moved, so they have added it to their ceremony and life.  Read more about Jewish Traditions Cross Cultures (pictured below). 

In a traditional Jewish wedding ceremony, the Ketubah is signed by two witnesses and traditionally read out loud under the chuppah. Close family, friends or distant relatives are invited to witness the Ketubah, which is considered an honor.  The document outlines the roles of husband and wife and also includes monies paid to the bride in case of divorce. The Ketubah is handed to the bride for safekeeping.  
Read more about the Ketubah.

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