Post # 1
So, I just got back from the frame shop with our ketubah and am trying to decide where to hang it. Over the years I have noticed what appears to be differing customs on this in the various streams of Judaism. In my community (Conservative/Conservadox) it seems that couples hang them in their bedroom, though in my mother’s community (Reform) it seems that people hang them elsewhere in the home, in a place where people can easily see it when they come to visit.
Of course, I could just be noticing a pattern where there is none. Has anyone else noticed this? Where did you hang yours?
Post # 3
- Wedding: June 2010 - New York Botanical Garden
I don’t know of any pattern, and I wish I could be more helpful, but we still haven’t hung ours! We will likely hang it where this is space, and since we love it, and want people to be able to see it, probably not in our bedroom (and we are Conservative). Hope that helps!
Also, I love your username! Have you ever had the rugelach from Marzipan in Israel? I dream of it!
Post # 4
Haha, thanks! OMG, I love Marzipan! It is worth making the trip to Israel just for that.
Post # 5
I asked my rabbi (modern orthodox) about this. He said there is no right or wrong. If as a couple you view it as a private thing between you and your husband, then the bedroom is ideal. If you view it as a public declaration, then the living room or family room is ideal.
Most of my friends have them as focal points in the living room, entry way, or dining room.
Post # 6
Ours is over the fireplace in our living room.
Post # 7
We plan to hang ours above our bed.
Post # 8
Ours will be hung in the dining room.
Post # 9
Ours is hung in our office.
My friends have it hung in their foyer. I don’t think there’s a wrong or right place to hang it.