The document “a rare and historically valuable relic of nineteenth-century Caribbean Jewish life.”
(JTA) — Jerusalem’s regional rabbinical court asked Israel’s chief rabbinate to set a 1 million shekel limit on the compensation that Jewish grooms may prenuptially pledge to pay their wives in case of a divorce. The unusual request earlier this month follows a divorce in which a man’s ex-wife demanded he pay her NIS 555,555…
It may be surprising to learn that historically naked female bodies were a common illustration in the margins of religious Jewish documents.
Inspired by a call for a pre-pregnancy contract, outlining equal care for the infant between two parents, Elissa Strauss wonders whether we should adapt the ketubah to do the same.
‘Oh Honey, remember that time our ketubah was stolen from our wedding planner’s car?’ Now Ginnifer Goodwin and her hubby Josh Dallas will be telling that story to their kids.
Crossposted From Under the Fig Tree
When Abe Newman and his partner, Craig Pollack, discussed the possibility of marriage, they decided that they wanted their ceremony to be infused with Jewish traditions. Last weekend, even though a friend who is not a rabbi officiated their ceremony in Massachusetts, they stood beneath a chupah and smashed not one but two light bulbs.