Original ketuba ©1998 Elaine Adler — 22" x 22"
A contemporary text in Hebrew and English. Only the first paragraph, the "who, what, where, when" information, is written in Hebrew. Many couples choose to shorten the Hebrew text in this way, maintaining the Jewish feel and beautiful Hebrew letters, while helping to make the overall design smaller. The inner blue band catered to this bride's desire for a defined shape; the undulating outer edge catered to the groom's desire for a looser feel. Tucked into the floral vines are icons representing the couple's interests: e.g., the couple's dog, a Shabbat scene of challah, kiddush cup and candles, a strip of film, etc.