The Ketubah derived from the Aramaic and Hebrew root “katav,” means “to write,” or “written” and refers to the document that is signed by witnesses before and often read during a Jewish wedding.
Many couples choose to create a contemporary text that expresses their hopes and commitments for their marriage. Some couples adopt the traditional text and others search for a text that speaks to their hearts.
Historically, the ketubah can be an artistic as well as halachic document and an expression of Jewish creativity. Couples not only have decisions to make about the text, but also the kind of art they want for their ketubah. The ketubah is often a beautiful piece of Judaica framed and displayed in the home after the wedding