Mar 3

Ketubah of the Day

Seasons of Joy Ketubah

by Robert Saslow

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Ketubah Description

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The wooden synagogues of Eastern Europe were architectural wonders. Tragically, any left standing in the 20th century were destroyed during WWII. This Ketubah seeks to honor these monuments. The lower portion of the ketubah is reminiscent of the illumination one might have found gracing the interior ceilings and walls of the synagogues. Depicted is the annual cycle of Jewish festivals: (from the upper left) Rosh Hashana, Yom Kippur, Sukkot, Simchat Torah, Chanukah, Shabbat, Tu B'Shevat, Purim, Pesach, The Omer and Shavuot. The two trees growing together represent trees of life, the wedding chuppah and the intertwining of two lives. The upper portion shows the decorative wood exterior typical of these synagogues, and serves as a symbol of a family home. The circular window shows the new (empty) moon, which marks each Rosh Chodesh, the beginning of every month of the Jewish calendar. The prayer in gold at the top is the Shehecheyanu.



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Ketubah Artist Bio

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Robert Saslow is a Los Angeles-based designer who comes from a family of artists. He has a degree in 2-dimensional art and has worked for the Jewish community since 1980. He has been making original ketubot since 1983, and has had several of his pieces displayed.