Posts Tagged ‘wedding contract’

We took it to Michael’s to get framed the day after Thanksgiving (thank you 60% off coupon!) and picked it up this past Sunday evening. This morning, we hung it on the wall, over the bed (with two 40 lb. hooks. As soon as I’m done with laundry and the bed is remade, I’ll take a photo (please remind me if I don’t).

Wow. We’re real, grown up-like, married people! Hard to imagine, since I’m wearing monkey socks from the Old Navy kid’s section today….

framed ketubah

framed ketubah

Want a reminder of our ketubah text? Conservative with Lieberman and English | Gallery Judaica

UPDATE: February 2011, we got nervous about a heavy glass frame hanging over the bed (also, we wanted to be able to show it off without a parade through the bedroom) and moved it to the dining room area of the apartment. I think we look at it more often now because it’s not overhead but right where we can see it at the table. Yey, pretty and meaningful things getting looked at everyday!

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I’m bored. That’s because I STILL DON’T HAVE A JOB. To keep myself busy today I’m looking at ketubot, Jewish wedding contracts. They can have the traditional Aramaic text or a Secular Humanist text, or anything in between. I’m pretty sure that we’re going to have some variation of the Conservative text, with the Lieberman Clause, but that’s about all I know.

Theoretically, I’ve left it up to Ben to pick one out. Hahaha, so far that’s translated into me sifting through hundreds of designs and sending him emails with a few dozen contenders. I definitely have my favorites, but I didn’t pick out anything to forward to him that I would hate to see on our wall for the rest of my life. Some of them are really awful and quite trendy looking. Pixilated shabbos scenes? Really? I think not ketubah designers! I veto you!

The text is what really boggles my mind. My rules that I gave Ben for picking out the text: there must be an English TRANSLATION (not just a correlating text), and the Lieberman Clause must be included. I don’t want to be stuck, unable to obtain a get (divorce) if anything should ever happen (Gd forbid).

Here they are, some non-ugly ketubot (imho). And yes, I like tree themed ones and greens, blues and purples.

PS- I fixed the http upload error I was getting earlier. Apparently where files were being uploaded to changed itself somehow. Boo for that, but thanks to an anonymous comment found by googling, the problem is all fixed!

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