1,000 Year Old Ketubah Goes On Display

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The National Library of Israel is launching an exhibition on the ketubah, or Jewish marriage contract, featuring a rare, 11th-century document from Safed, reports Israel Hayom. The Safed ketubah testifies to a vibrant Jewish presence in the city 1,000 years ago.

“This is one of the first and only existing artifacts that testifies to the Jewish community in Safed during that period,” Dr. Yoel Finkelman, the National Library’s Judaica curator, told the paper.

The ketubah is essential a traditional prenuptial agreement, in which the groom’s responsibilities to the bride, both during the marriage and after, whether terminated by death or divorce, are outlined. It is an essential part of the Jewish wedding ceremony to this day.

Read more at http://www.breakingisraelnews.com/41973/1000-year-old-marriage-contract-goes-on-display-in-jerusalem-jewish-world/#vx70gtmJkXW6aCTA.99

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