Sneak Peak of a Modern Ketubah
Attending a Jewish wedding involves a traditional custom which is the Ketubah or also known for being called as the Jewish marriage contract. Just like any other wedding, the Ketubah should also be signed by the married couples as part of the wedding rituals and should be in front of the witnesses and rabbi. 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.
For a newlywed couple’s vows, promises and responsibilities, these are all written in the Ketubah or Ketubot in plural term. This is an art form, like a frame, that is hanged on the wall’s home so as to remind them of what their live is all about throughout the years. Aside from that, a modern Ketubah can also serve as a pre-nuptial agreement. But for some people who experienced failed first marriages, they prefer having a pre-nuptial agreement because of the past experiences they had.
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:
To start off, you need to know what designs, styles, type of artwork and text you would like your Ketubah to have and if it even fits you and your partner’s preferences. You may also want to consult your Rabbi since these rabbis have a lot of background when it comes to weddings and they are also part of the wedding ceremony. Hiring a mediator to help you out in putting up the agreement is also a very wise thing to do. 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. The content of the Ketubah also clearly states the condition wherein the wife and children will not be taken for granted in the event that there will be a divorce and also to guarantee financial support.
Married couples will be more comfortable writing their vows in a Ketubah text. The content should be coming from the heart and anywhere else. You should be able to write by expressing what your heart feels like being loved and how you will love the person unconditionally and abide by rules of marriage.