A ketuba is a traditional Jewish marriage contract, and therefore a legal
document. The ketuba is usually read during the marriage ceremony, under
the bridal canopy (chuppah). In accordance with Jewish law, the ketuba is
given by the husband to his wife and becomes her property.
The Ketuba at the Wedding
The Ketuba is reviewed by the officiating Rabbi and signed before the wedding
ceremony. In most cases, two witnesses sign the document. At the reception,
the ketuba can be put on view for guests and family.
What Kinds of Ketubot are Available?
You can use a mass-produced ketuba available from your Rabbi, but many
couples opt for an original artwork created by a ketuba artist (like me).
Please keep reading about ketuba history
or contact me for more information or to begin work on a custom ketuba.