Illustrated Edition of Kettubah Planned
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Illustrated Edition of Kettubah Planned

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The Kettubah, the ancient Jewish family-document, and perhaps the oldest legal text of a marriage contract, will be republished in a new and artistic form, it was announced by Solomon Lamport, treasurer of the Jewish National Fund of America. The Kettubah which, according to Jewish tradition, is read under the Chuppa is both a religious marriage license and a deed of endowment given by the groom to the bride wherein the husband undertakes to honor and provide for his future wife in accordance with ancient Jewish tradition. The text recording the wedding ceremony must be attested by two witnesses. Custom requires that it be read by the officiating Rabbi at the close of the ceremony.

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