Jun 12

Ketubah of the Day

Ahuvim - Copper Ketubah

by Gad Almaliah

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This Ketubah features Almaliah's unique hand-cut embossed metal surrounding a beautifully printed text. It depicts the bride and groom reaching out to each other. Among the symbols from Jewish tradition pictured on this Ketubah are grapes, the menorah, and landscapes evoking Eretz Yisrael. A passage from the Book of Jeremiah refers to the sounds of gladness and joy that accompany the voices of the bride and the groom.



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Gad Almaliah z'l was born and raised in Jerusalem. He graduated from the Bezalel Academy of Art in Jerusalem and studied at the school of Visual Arts in New York City. Almaliah served as president of the Graphic Designer’s Association of Israel for 15 years. Gad designed postal stamps for the Israeli, United States and Mexican Postal Services. In addition, the Israeli Government commissioned him to design coins and medals as well as the emblem for the six day war. He produced books on design and numerous posters. Almaliah designed Judaic sculpture and ritual objects, and produced books on design, as well as numerous posters. He is survived by his wife Joan, who continues sharing his beautiful art with the world.