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Sneak Peak of a Modern Ketubah

A Jewish wedding will never be complete without a Ketubah or what is known for as the Jewish marriage contract because this is part of their traditional customs. Ketubah should be signed by the wedding couples in front of the rabbi and their witnesses because this is part of their wedding ceremony. But with the modern world today where many couples don’t really follow any traditions, or those that are not religious or interfaith couples and even those who belong to the LGBT community, create their own version of modern Ketubah as part of their wedding ceremony.

The content of a Ketubah or Ketubot for plural term is the newly wed couple’s vows and promises including responsibilities for each other through a written version. Ketubah is often seen on the walls of the homes for newlywed couples because it is a framed document that will always remind the couple of what love and marriage life is. A pre-nuptial agreement can also take effect with the use of modern Ketubah. There are still people who prefer to have a pre-nuptial agreement first and these are often those who have failed in their first marriage and just want to make sure of their futures when they marry again.

There are lots of ways in making ketubahs that you can experiment on but you can follow these various steps for you to have your own modern ketubah on your upcoming Jewish wedding:

First of all, you need to know your desired design, style, artwork and text for your Ketubah but make sure that it suits both you and your partner. Rabbis can also help you out on the creation of your Ketubah since they have been witnessing a lot of ketubah during weddings and this is not new to them at all. Another option for you is to just hire a mediator that will help you with the creation of your agreement. They are the ones who can help you to understand the needs and wants of you and your partner.

In order to protect the welfare of the children and the wife, this agreement has been created and this is one of the traditional reasons why it was created. Ketubah is also considered a guarantor for the mother and children to be financially supported despite the possibilities of divorce or separation of the couple.

Since married couples write their vows, writing it in their own Ketubah text is more beautiful. This marriage contract should be written from the heart. You need to write down everything because this is your way of showing your partner how you love him or her and that you will promise not to hurt the person and love him unconditionally and follow the rules of marriage.