Nov 28

Ketubah of the Day

Firefly Ketubah

by Judith Joseph

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Ketubah Description

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Forest trees form the marriage canopy as fireflies send love signals, the campfire glows, the beauty of nature envelops the lovers. The air is perfumed by lilies, roses and jasmine from the Song of Songs, source of the border phrase: Ani L’Dodi V’Dodi Li (“I am my beloved’s and my beloved is mine”). A cozy tent represents a new home, but also reminds us of our nomadic ancestors. For all your days and all your nights together…

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Ketubah Artist Bio

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Judith Joseph has been making ketubot since the revival of the art form in the early 1970’s. She has made over 450 original, hand-lettered and hand-painted, personalized ketubot. She has a degree in art from the University of Wisconsin and has twice been awarded Artists’ Fellowship Awards from the Illinois Arts Council. She is a published illustrator and her work was written about in many books about Jewish art. She lives in the Chicago area, and teaches painting at the Botanic Garden. Her ketubah art has never before been available in print form, and she chose for its debut.