Jan 31

Ketubah of the Day

Modena (Italy), 1785 Ketubah

by The Jewish Museum

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Ketubah Description

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This ketubah was adapted from a marriage contract, from Modena (Italy), 1785, in the collection of The Jewish Museum. The outer border is from Isaiah 61: 10-11 10: I greatly rejoice in the Lord, my whole being exhorts in my God for he has clothed me with garments of triumph rapt me in a robe of victory like a bridegroom adorned with a turban like a bride bedecked with her finery 11: for as the earth bring forth her growth and a garden makes the seed shoot up so the lord God will make victory and renown shoot up in the presence of all nations The inner border is from Psalms 45: 1-3 1: For the leader on roses of the children of Korach an enlightening love song 2: my heart is astir with gracious words I speak my poem to a king my tongue is the pen of an expert scribe. 3: you are fairer than all men, your speech is endowed with grace, rightly has God given you an eternal blessing



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Widely admired for its exhibitions and collections that inspire people of all backgrounds, The Jewish Museum in New York City is one of the world’s preeminent institutions devoted to exploring the intersection of art and Jewish culture from ancient to modern times. Encompassing four floors of galleries, and located on Manhattan’s prestigious Museum Mile at Fifth Avenue and 92nd Street, The Jewish Museum organizes a diverse schedule of internationally acclaimed and award-winning temporary exhibitions as well as dynamic and engaging programs for families, adults, and school groups. The permanent exhibition tells the unfolding story of Jewish culture and identity through 800 works of art, archaeology, ceremonial objects, photographs, video and interactive media. The Museum was established in 1904 when Judge Mayer Sulzberger donated 26 ceremonial art objects to The Jewish Theological Seminary of America as the core of a museum collection. Today, the Museum maintains a collection of 26,000 objects – paintings, sculpture, works on paper, photographs, archaeological artifacts, ritual objects, and broadcast media. Its collection of Jewish ceremonial art is the most significant in the Western Hemisphere. The Jewish Museum provides a unique source of insight and inspiration for all people, and is a major cultural resource for New York City and the world. For further information visit www.TheJewishMuseum.org.