Ketubah: Richmond (Virginia), 1891

Price $175.00
Members $157.50

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    NOTE: Ketubahs are special order items due to their customization for each wedding couple. Please call 212-423-3211 for more information and to place an order with a specialist from our sales team.  Should you order online, please expect to hear from our sales team to confirm and complete your order.  While we try to show many of our available ketubahs online, a full selection can be seen at our retail location in the Jewish Museum in New York City.  The Museum Collection ketbuahs are also available for purchase online and the Jewish Museum have collaborated to bring together a beautiful selection of Ketubahs culled from the Museum's collection of Marriage Contracts. The Museum Collection features ketubah designs adapted from original works from around the world that date as far back as the 1600s. Their timeless artwork decorates modern texts and provides a reminder of the long history and tradition behind signing the ketubah.

    This ketubah was adapted from a marriage contract from Richmond, Virginia, 1891, in the collection of the Jewish Museum. It was originally written in English, but included traditional Hebrew verses that refer to marital happiness. A depiction of a ceremony is featured above the text. Rabbi Edward Nathan Calisch (1865-1946), a prominent religious and civic figure in Richmond, Virginia, active in the American Reform movement, officiate the wedding. He was the rabbi of Congregation Beth Ahabah in Richmond from 1891, the year he issued the marriage contract, until his death in 1946. The congregation was founded by German Jews in 1841 and housed the first public school in the city.
    Translation of Hebrew text found at top of ketubah:
    "For a good sign/good luck"
    "The voice of joy, the voice of gladness, the voice of the bridegroom and the voice of the bride" (Jeremiah 33:11)
    Available in 4 sizes and 18 text options, including custom text.
    Member's discount is only available when the ketubah is purchased through the Jewish Museum Shop.
    Heirloom-quality giclee print using archival inks and paper.
    Price listed for classic size: 18-1/4"x 25-1/2" and does not include the personalization fee ($75). Someone from our sales team will reach out to clarify details once your online order is placed.  Please allow at least three weeks to fulfill your ketubah order from the order date.  For faster fulfillment, please call our shop before placing your order to coordinate express delivery options.


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