More than any other ketubah text, this one begs to be adjusted to suit the couple. Every marriage is different and the words that are perfect for one couple, don't work at all for another. It should be regarded as a jumping off point rather than something set in stone. Small adjustments in language are included in the purchase, however, if you find that you are adding chunks of text, I may recommend a translator's assistance.
This ketubah stands as witness to our history together of ______ years.
With joy, we remember the day we married _________ [Hebrew date] which corresponds to _______ [secular date]. On that day we, __________________________ and __________________________, stood as __________ and __________ beginning our married life together.
We have endeavored to live with integrity, honoring and respecting each other and faithfully upholding our wedding vows. Our efforts have deepened our love and our trust in each other as we each continue to learn and grow. Our flaws and mistakes have taught us humility and to appreciate imperfection. Compassion, courtesy, and kindness have led us through life's difficulties and sweetened each celebration.
[Our beloved child/ren, ___________________________, bring us closer and strengthen our bond. As parents, we learned patience and saw the world through new eyes. As grandparents, we experience a sweet joy in seeing fleeting glimpses of our loved ones pass over the faces of our grandchildren ______________________________ as they begin the journey to becoming their distinct selves.]
Our home is our shelter from the storm. In it we celebrate and work, love and comfort, rest and play. We fill it with friends and family. Our celebrations of the Jewish holidays add richness and meaning to our family gatherings.
We have shared our lives, traveling side by side as we explored our different paths, enjoying our individuality while relying on our partnership. Although we have had many adventures together, new adventures still await. We don’t know where life will take us next, but we can’t wait to see it hand in hand.
If you would like to include names of children and/or grandchildren, please provide them in Special Instructions in the text selection form. That paragraph is optional so it may be used or not as best suits you.
Purchase the rights to any of the proprietary texts for a one-time use.
Whether you are a couple who found just the right words here and just the right art somewhere else or an artist who wants to make a ketubah for friends, you've come to the right place.
What you get:
Your chosen text in Hebrew & English
Plain or Rich Text Format so that you may format or copy it as you like.
Your text will be placed in a dropbox folder in several formats and a link will be sent via email in 1-3 business days.
Purchase 'Add Names & Dates' to have your text completed with the right information and/or to customize the text in Hebrew & English.
***Please note that this is not a formatted ketubah!!!***