Jan 31

Ketubah of the Day

12 Wishes Ketubah

by Laya Crust

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There are twelve cameos on the border of this lush piece, painted in rich blues. Each cameo has a lotus flower in it, the red lotus symbolizing love and compassion. The twelve flowers each represent one of the wishes mentioned in blessing number six recited at the marriage ceremony. The twelve wishes are: The creation of joy and gladness, the bridegroom and bride, happiness and joy, cheer and delight, love, fellowship, peace and friendship.

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Laya Crust was born and raised in Winnipeg, Canada, where she studied drafting and interior design. She is an accomplished lithographer and calligrapher who draws on her formal schooling as well as experiences in Canada and Israel to create her beautiful designs. Laya has printed and bound 3 books of lithographs, illustrated several children’s songs and illustrated and calligraphed "The Book of Ruth" in Hebrew. Since the marriage of a close friend in 1980, she has created over 400 ketubot, most of them original designs. Laya lives happily in Toronto with her husband and 6 children.