Jul 19

Ketubah of the Day

The Loving Home Ketubah

by Debra Band

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The artwork celebrates the warm and loving home inaugurated by the Jewish wedding. The flowers and fruit presented against the blue and gold border symbolize qualities found in the Jewish home. The papercut border presents impressions of the Jerusalem skyline. Scattered domes and building shapes bear the beloved Seven Wedding Blessings in micrography, symbolizing the embrace of the new family with the greater Jewish community. The decorative calligraphic border bears the text of Psalm 128 celebrating the flourishing Jewish family.

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Debra Band holds an M.A. in political science from MIT, and a B.A. honors degree in history (with a minor is studio art). Her Ketubot and Judaic artwork draw on her love of Jewish tradition and learning. Her work is informed by her extensive study of Jewish texts and research into medieval European and Middle Eastern painting and manuscripts. Having lived in many places across North America, Debra now lives on the West Coast with her husband, sons and considerable menagerie.