New Ketubah

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On the __________ day of the week, the _____ day of _______ five thousand seven hundred _________ since the creation of the world as we reckon time here in ____________.

The bride __________ daughter of __________ and __________ promised the groom, son of __________ and __________. You are my husband according to the tradition of Moses and Israel. I shall cherish you and honor you as is customary among the daughters of Israel who have cherished and honored their husbands in faithfulness and in integrity.

The groom __________ son of __________ and __________ promised the bride, daughter of __________ and __________. You are my wife according to the tradition of Moses and Israel. I shall cherish you and honor you as is customary among the sons of Israel who have cherished and honored their wives in faithfulness and in integrity.

The groom and bride have also promised each other to strive throughout their lives together to achieve an openness which will enable them to share their thoughts, their feelings, and their experiences.

To be sensitive at all times to each others’ needs, to attain mutual intellectual, emotional, physical, and spiritual fulfillment. To work for the perpetuation of Judaism and of the Jewish people in their home, in their family life, and in their communal endeavors.

This marriage has been authorized also by the civil authorities of __________.

It is valid and binding.

Witness _______________ Witness __________________

Bride _________________ Groom ___________________

Rabbi ___________________


Reprinted from The New Jewish Wedding, by Anita Diamant (New York: Scribner, 2001).

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