Ketubah of the Day - Rhodes (Greece), 1843 Ketubah by The Jewish Museum -
Jan 30

Ketubah of the Day

Rhodes (Greece), 1843 Ketubah

by The Jewish Museum

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This ketubah was adapted from a marriage contract, from Rhodes (Greece), 1843, in the collection of The Jewish Museum. The text at the top of the arches reads: “With a good sign in the hour of blessing and prosperity, and …. fortune” The text around sides, starting at the top center reads: Psalm 128:1-6, followed by “And let your house be like the house of Peretz, whom Tamar bore unto Judah, of the seed which the Lord shall give you of this young woman” Ruth 4:12 and “The Lord make the woman that is to come into your house like Rachel and Leah, which two did build the house of Israel, and do you worthily in Ephrath and be famous in Bethlehem” (Ruth 4:11b)

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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