Ketubah

The ketubah is a Jewish legal document that confirms the religious bond of marriage. Historically, the ketubah was a very progressive document. It provided women with legal status and rights in marriage. Today, it recognizes not only legal commitment, but also that love, friendship and communication are necessary in a marriage. According to the rabbinic principle of hiddur mitzvah, when a physical object is needed to fulfill a commandment, the object should be made as beautiful as possible. Traditionally, Jewish law requires the signature of two observant Jewish male witnesses. It is a privilege to be asked to witness and sign the wedding contract.

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