Congratulations, you are about to get married and like many others, interested in buying a ketubah for this great occasion. With such a large variety in design and text styles , it is likely you may be a bit confused. So, before spending any money I have some tips that may come in handy and help you in selecting the most suitable option for you. Read more
The orthodox ketubah text is one of the more common text styles.It is written in Aramaic , a Semitic language closely related to Hebrew, with Hebrew script. Some Orthodox ketubot are also available with an English section. The English section is not a translation of the Aramaic, it is an addition that describes the circumstances of the wedding (the date, the location, the couples names etc).
Unlike in the past, today there are several accepted styles for the ketubah text. It is common to find different versions that go according to the various streams of Judaism. More and more couples today decide to compose an additional passage and add it to the original text or even write their own personal text.
The ketubah is no love letter. It is an ancient agreement meant to protect the woman’s financial status in case she and her husband don’t end up together. Read here if you want to know what it’s all about…