A Ketubah (ketubbah, ketuba) is a Jewish marriage contract this is one of the most fundamental parts of a Jewish wedding.  It is a legal document that describes the financial obligations the groom has to his bride and actually is the first pre-nuptial agreement recorded in history.  It was instituted to protect women in the event of divorce or widowhood. The Ketubah, signed prior to the wedding, is a written obligation by the husband to pay his wife a certain sum upon divorce.  Ketubah means “that which is written”. 


When looking for a Ketubah, it can be an overwhelming experience because the sky is the limit and there are countless options available.  Illuminated Manuscripts aims to make this experience an enjoyable and educational experience. I invite you to browse this Portfolio page and look at samples of Ketubot and other types of Jewish artwork.  If you are unable to find what you are looking for or would like a custom Ketubah or other piece of artwork, you are invited to contact me for consultation.