Intern’s Choice: Ketubah

Learn more about Jewish wedding certificates from our intern, Andressa.


We asked our interns to choose their favourite objects in the museum. Andressa chose this Ketubah. It is traditional at Jewish weddings for a decorated marriage certificate, called a Ketubah, to be signed. The word ‘ketubah’ come from the Hebrew word ‘to write’.

A Ketubah traditionally outlines the rights and responsibilities the groom has in relation to the bride. In the video we can see two ketubot (plural of ketubah) from the museum’s collection, the first from Italy, 1806, and the second from London, 1836.

Watch this video to find out more.

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