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A colorful, whimsical ketubah for the modern, art-loving couple.

ARTIST STATEMENT:

Stepping stones to infinity, together.

PRODUCT DETAILS
ARTIST: Rachelle Tolwin
Original medium: Gouache on paper
Dimensions: 13"x19"
Date: 2011
Printed with archival inks on archival Museo paper

TEXTS AVAILABLE:

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Egalitarian [Gordon Tucker Text] (Bride & Groom): http://ketuv.com/uncategorized/new-text-rabbi-gordon-tuckers-egalitarian-ketubah-text/
Brit Ahuvim (Two Brides/ Two Grooms): http://ketuv.com/uncategorized/new-text-brit-ahuvim-for-same-sex-couples/
Reform (Bride & Groom/ Two Brides/ Two Grooms): http://ketuvketubah.com/ketubah-text-2/reform-ketubah-text/
Interfaith (Bride & Groom/ Two Brides/ Two Grooms): http://ketuvketubah.com/ketubah-text-2/interfaith-ketubah-text/
Secular-Humanist (Bride & Groom/ Two Brides/ Two Grooms): http://ketuvketubah.com/ketubah-text-2/secular-humanist-ketubah-text/
Anniversary (Bride & Groom/ Two Brides/ Two Grooms): Based on one of the above.
Custom text or vows (Additional fee of $100 for a text 400 words and under, includes free translation services)
ABOUT KETUV KETUBOT:

Museum quality
Printed with archival inks on archival Museo paper
Produced by a master printer
Includes a Certificate of Authenticity, hand numbered and signed by the artist
Limited edition of 50, printed in the size of the original artwork, unless otherwise noted
Artwork is exclusive to Ketuv
Directly supports the artist

SHIPPING

We have chosen FedEx as our shipping partner, as we feel it provides the best combination of cost efficiency and reliability. The tracking system is easy to use and the likelihood of your ketubah being lost or damaged is minimal. All of our ketubahs are shipped FedEx 3-day express, to minimize the likelihood of damage.

Turnaround time on a limited edition print that does not require any customization is typically 10 business days, but can be longer for prints that require custom text. Order your ketubah early!

You may notice that our shipping fee is slightly higher than FedEx’s standard 3-day express fee as it includes our handling fee. Handling costs cover the packing materials and the labor required to carefully pack and protect your work.

ABOUT THE KETUBAH:

The word ketubah literally means “writing” or “written” and refers to the traditional Jewish marriage contract, signed and read at the wedding to unite a couple by Jewish law.

In The Creative Jewish Wedding Book, author and Jewish educator Gabrielle Kaplan-Mayer explains that the text of the first ketubah, written around 200 BCE, was an innovative document for its time, intended to protect the bride financially in the event of divorce or death, as well as to enumerate her ongoing rights in the marriage.

Examples of decorative ketubahs go back hundreds of years. This is an expression of the Jewish tradition of hiddur mitzvah, which calls for the beautification of ceremonial objects. Ketubahs are often hung prominently in the married couple’s home following the wedding, as both a daily reminder of the couple’s vows and responsibilities to each other, and as a work of art symbolizing their union. Some couples also choose to commemorate an anniversary or renew their vows with a ketubah.

Today, ketubahs and their texts reflect the great diversity of the Jewish community. Though the Orthodox community still uses the original text described above, other denominations and individuals have adapted this text to reflect their values, with many modern texts focusing on the spiritual and emotional needs of both partners. As ketubahs were traditionally written in Aramaic, which was once the secular language of the Jewish community, many people opt to write their ketubahs in the languages they speak, often English and Hebrew.

Two Mountains Ketubah

$500.00 USD
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