Dec 25

Ketubah of the Day

Seven Species (Joseph) Ketubah

by Judith Joseph

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Ketubah Description

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Brimming with abundance, this Ketubah includes the seven species of the Holy Land mentioned in the Bible: wheat, barley, grapes, figs, dates, pomegranates and olives. The promise of plenty, fulfillment and hope opens to a view of the Jordan River, reaching to distant heights. The Eden-like scene is crowned by a loving pair of doves, symbols of peace, loving fidelity and God’s covenant.

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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.