The decorated ketubbah (marriage contract) has been an integral part of Jewish marriages for over two millennia; nowadays it can often be seen prominently displayed in the homes of married Jewish couples. A legal document bearing the signatures of two witnesses, it outlines the bridegroom's obligations toward his bride, including a repeated commitment to "cherish, honor, support, and maintain" her. The laws regulating the relations between Jewish wives and husbands, and their commitments to each other, symbolically embodied in the ketubbah, have remained remarkably consistent. The ketubbot reproduced on these cards are from the collection of The Library of The Jewish Theological Seminary, one of the finest such collections in the world. The set includes five each of the following designs (pictured): "Herat, Afghanistan, 1867 (cover)," "Florence, Italy, 1760," "Bombay, India, 1859," and "Isfahan, Iran, 1867." Cards measure 5x7 inches, and are boxed with matching white envelopes.
Recycled paper. Soy based inks. Perfect for wedding thank you cards.