Glossary Term:Ketubah

What is a ketubah
A special type of wedding contract made between a Jewish couple.

The ketubah is a special type of contract or prenuptial agreement between a married Jewish couple signifying the husband’s moral and financial obligations to his wife.

The ketubah is written in Aramaic and is signed by two designated witnesses.

Jewish law requires that the ketubah be physically present in the couple’s home and it’s often hung in a special location.

What Exactly is a Ketubah?

  • http://blog.evantinedesign.com/2011/02/15/what-exactly-is-a-ketubah-for-many-its-the-perfect-embodiment-of-faith-commitment-and-artistic-expression/Ketubah (pronounced “keh-TOO-buh”) is a traditional Hebrew marriage covenant dating back to the Talmudic Era.
  • Although Jewish law specifies the wording of the Ketubah, there aren’t any specific rules as to how the document should look.
  • Traditionally, the purpose of the Ketubah is to protect the woman’s rights during the marriage in case she is divorced or widowed.

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