For more than 2,000 years the Ketubah has been an integral part of a traditional Jewish marriage. Literally meaning “that which is written,” the Ketubah outlines the responsibilities of the groom in relation to the bride. It is presented to her as part of the wedding ceremony.
Ketubahs are written in Aramaic, the Semitic language spoken and used in legal documents 2200 years ago in the Middle East. There are many details in the Ketubah on how, “according to the law of Moses and Israel,” the groom, “chattan,” is to honor, support and maintain his bride or “kallah.”
Breslov Judaic Gift Centre at its location in Bexley stocks more than twenty different styled backgrounds for this important text. Images of them can be seen on its web site. Hundreds of other choices are readily available for purchase and shipping in short time frame.
Some individuals like to have a Ketubah personally written for them. Breslov’s Rabbi William Goldberg has almost 15 years experience in writing Ketubahs. He can write the Ketubah text in pre-designed or decorated Ketubbot or ones that a wedding couple may have personally created.
Breslov also offers repair services for Ketubahs. In some instances, over time, the letters of the text may crack or oxidize and need replacement.
There have been instances where Ketubahs do not have the correct information. This is believed to be the reason some marriages stumble or become difficult.
Rabbi Goldberg can check the Ketubah to make sure it accurate in terms of the names of the bride and groom and the day and location of the wedding. In some instances, it may be necessary to write a new Ketubah. The Ketubah can be brought to Breslov for inspection, or a picture of the text can be sent by e-mail.