Gans Ketubah Art Gallery welcomes you to brows the great selection of Ketubahs by Israeli artists. The Ketubah Gallery is where you'll find a fantastic selection of creative Ketubah designs. A Ketubah is a Jewish marriage contract signed by the husband at Jewish weddings ''as Jewish husbands are wont to do''. Thus a Ketubah is an agreement drawn and witnessed in accordance with Jewish civil law. The witnesses testify that the husband has guaranteed his wife that he will meet certain the human and financial conditions of marriage The Ketubah is a binding document and can be written on any paper. Literally the word Ketubah means it is written. Ketubah‚ the marriage contract‚ is often also spelled Ketuba‚ kettubah‚ katuba‚ Katubah‚ or Kesuba and Ketubot‚ Ketubbot and Ketubahs for plural. For the reason of Hiddur Mitzvah‚ the beautification and sanctification of the commandment‚ artist started illuminating and illustrating the Ketubah documents. Thus apart of being an essential part of the wedding ceremony the Ketubah become a beautiful artistic document. For thousands of years the Ketubah has been an ancient part of the Jewish wedding tradition and played a central role in Judaism Today we enjoy looking at ancient Ketubot for their beauty and ethnographical value. Each Ketubah artist that created a marriage contract designed and added thee calligraphy and illuminated different ornaments upon the influence of his period art and the geographical surroundings. When a Jewish couple celebrates their wedding a Ketubah is presented and signed. Along the years it become tradition to illustrate and illuminate the Ketubah and often frame it and have the framed Ketubah hung at home displaying it for everyone to see. The Gans Ketubah Gallery brings to you an extensive collection of Ketubahs from the leading Ketubah artists in Israel. The range of Ketubah illustration ranges from traditional to contemporary and from romantic to symbolic Ketubah. Just take your pick out of our vast Ketubah collection displayed in the Ketubah Gallery section. Find the Ketubah of your dreams‚ a Ketubah you'd love to have in our comprehensive Israeli Ketubah Gallery. The original text of the Ketubah is Aramaic and the present form was fixed in the eighth century. The Ketubah formalizes the groom's commitment to protect and care for the bride and is signed by two witnesses.
The Gans fine art Ketubah gallery is a unique source for original Ketubot designed by leading Israeli Ketubah artists. When looking for a beautifully illustrated Ketubah‚ Jewish wedding contract‚ you've come to the Ketubah place! Our extensive Ketubah gallery features some of the Israel's most beautiful Ketubah illustrations. Most Ketubahs featured in our Ketubah Gallery are custom Ketubah‚ limited edition‚ signed and numbered by the artist. There are many different Ketubah texts according to the congregational denomination in Judaism; Orthodox‚ Conservative‚ and Reform. Even in the Orthodox text there are minor yet vital changes made in the Ketubah depending on various factors mostly concerning the bride's previous marital history. Some Ketubot only mention the name of the fathers of bride and groom others quote both parents. This is why it is of utmost importance to confer with your Rabbi before finalizing the Ketubah text. At Gans Ketubah gallery we carry different Ketubah texts: Orthodox‚ Reform‚ Conservative with Lieberman clause‚ interfaith and anniversary. We offer an incredible selection of Ketubah designs and text variations with many special options that will make your Ketubah unique and loveable. As we work hand in hand with the Ketubah artists we are able to offer you a Ketubah for every taste and budget. Many of the Ketubah comes as original art works hand painted or paper-cut. Some of the original Ketubot are than printed and we can offer them to you at a much lower price. The Israeli Ketubah artist that display their beautiful art work in our website use high quality archival materials for the marriage certificate they prepared‚ special long lasting inks and non-oxide papers that will make your Ketubah a long lasting source for enjoyment. Many of the Ketubahs in our collection come gilded with genuine 24kt gold and others can be gilded upon request to add the ultimate elegance that you feel your wedding document is entitled to. Our Ketubah artists integrated many symbols into the Ketubah. Some symbols are commonly known symbols are as hearts‚ turtledoves‚ roses‚ and wedding rings. Other Ketubah symbols reflect Jewish ceremonial objects as the couple under the Chuppah‚ Shabbat candleholders‚ the Menorah‚ Star of David Jerusalem‚ etc. and of course the seven species especially the pomegranate that symbolizes opulence‚ fertility‚ and virtue. If you are looking for a great fine art Ketubah collection you came to the right place. Explore our extensive Ketubah gallery by price or by artist‚ we have the Ketubah which fits your wedding‚ your home‚ and lifestyle. In our on line Ketubah gallery you will find traditional‚ modern‚ vibrant‚ and understated Ketubot. A great selection of fine art Ketubah illustrations by leading Israeli Ketubah artists awaits you here. We have classical and contemporary Ketubah designs with Israeli flair just waiting for the couple to choose from. Your perfect Ketubah is waiting at the Gans Ketubah Gallery! Mazal Tov on your upcoming wedding!! All of the artists we asked to do the Ketubot for you are creative‚ thoughtful and delightful to work with. We will see to it that this will definitely be the Ketubah you were craving and will assist you closely in every stage of choosing and ordering your Ketubah and make sure that every detail on the Ketubah will be approved by you prior to finalizing the print. We recommend that your Rabbi will approve the text of the Ketubah of your choice too. In our vast Ketubah collection we carry several types of Ketubot: preprinted Ketubah where all you or your rabbi has to fill in the names of the couple and date of the wedding‚ pre-printed Ketubot where the artist will fill those details for you and sometimes give them a finishing touch by hand‚ Ketubahs where the whole text will be written by hand‚ and one of a kind Ketubot where everything‚ the art work and the writing will be commissioned and done as a one of a kind special Ketubah. Do not hesitate to contact us with all your Ketubah requests. Our friendly Gans team will not tire and find you the best Ketubah to celebrate this important day in your life. To learn more about the Ketubah tradition and the Ketubah variations please click the link. The beautiful Argeman Ketubah with the wording Ani Ledodi shown at the top of this page was designed by Zeesi. Just remember that your perfect Ketubah is waiting for you here at the Gans Israeli Ketubah gallery.
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