(Closed) Ketubah Language

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Post # 8
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

You did a nice job compiling different wordings!

Post # 10
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

@thdpr:  Thanks so much for compiling this. Along with “The New Jewish Wedding”, I put together vows that I feel honest and real reading and saying that truly reflect our relationship. Since this post was helpful to me, I thought I’d post mine in case it helps anyone else. 

 

On the 1st day of the week, the 17th day of the month of Sivan in the year 5773, corresponding to the 26th day of May in the year 2013 here in Washington, DC, the beloveds, Brian Joshua, son of XX, and, Robin Laurie, daughter of XX, consecrate themselves to each other in this covenant of marriage with love and reverence. They declared, “Our lives are now forever intertwined. We promise to be equal partners, loving friends, and supportive companions throughout our lives and as we grow old together. In times of happiness, we will cherish each other and share our joys and triumphs, and in times of trouble, we will protect and comfort each other. Because we treasure the closeness that allows us to express our innermost thoughts and feelings, we promise to give one another respect, trust, and support across the years. We will create a home in which we will honor the traditions of Judaism, and we will fill that home with love, laughter, empathy, faith, trust, and friendship. We joyfully enter into this covenant of companionship and love and solemnly accept its obligations: from this day forward, we are as one.” All this is valid and binding.

Post # 11
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

We are going to use Ariyeh Cohen’s wording.  He works at the AJU:

 

On the first day of the week…
That the groom …said to this woman …I wish to be married to you according to the
laws/religion of Moses and Israel, so that you should be my friend and woman of
covenant and I will work and support and honor you as is the way of Jewish men,
and I will give to you your food, clothing and desires/wants/needs and have
conjugal relations with you. And … agreed to enter into a partnership with him.
And that the bride …said to this man …I wish to be married to you according to the
laws/religion of Moses and Israel, so that you should be my friend and man of
covenant and I will work and support and honor you as is the way of Jewish
women, and I will give to you your food, clothing and desires/wants/needs and
have conjugal relations with you. And … agreed to enter into a partnership with her.
And this groom … and this bride … fixed between them the conditions of this ketubah, that all silver, gold, jewelry, and articles of clothing, furniture and bedding,
movable and real estate that either of them brings with them, shall be in possession of both.

And if …would no longer desire this woman …and wish to separate from her, he will pay her half of all their property. And if …would no longer desire this man …and wish to separate from him, she will pay him half of all their property. And if their marriage is sundered by the courts of the State, or if one of them leaves their home with the intent of sundering their marriage, and if after six months he sends to her, or she sends to him a get according to the laws of Moses and Israel, then this betrothal and marriage shall be right and good. But if after six months, he hasn’t sent her, nor has she sent him a get according to the laws of Moses and Israel, then this betrothal and marriage will be null and void from the start. And the groom …and the bride … accepted upon themselves legal responsibility for this ketubah as weighty as all ketubah contracts which are made according to the ordinances of our Sages of blessed memory

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Newbee
  • Wedding: June 2013

All great info. Wish I had found this thread before doing all that reading up. Smile

 

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