Custom Ketubot by Yitzchak Ben Yehuda

The artist Yitzchak Ben Yehuda paints ketubot (Jewish wedding contracts) onto parchment by hand. His works are striking and unforgettable, every one prepared to order in careful consultation with the couple. The text of the ketuba is written by a sofer (traditional Jewish scribe). More prints and lithographs by the same artist are available here.

Hand retouched prints of selected ketubot are available, with or without calligraphy, for $200 each. These can be used as aids to generate sales of originals, for which your store will receive a 10% commission.

Prices are determined on a per-case basis, starting from $2000. Some examples follow:

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The couple wanted to capture the spirituality of their forthcoming marriage in a place where Heaven meets Earth and Earth meets Heaven. The couple liked water; thus a river flows through the mountain to the Garden of Eden. The animals dance along with the angels watching above.

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Yitshak ben Yehuda wedding ketuba

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The couple had visited Malaysia and brought back semi-precious stones that they wanted to be included in the ketuba. Ben Yehuda painted Birds of Paradise in vivid colors and placed them above a Biblical scene of the time of the prophets, incorporating ancient pottery and the seven species of the land of Israel. The bride and groom are captured in a privatre moment in the woods.

Yitszhak ben Yehuda marriage ketuba

Israeli artist Yitshak ben Yehuda wedding ketuba

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The Garden of Eden, the Tree of Life and the couple, who open their hearts to Heaven. Ben Yehuda captures the spirituality of the young couple and their love of Israel.
Israeli artist Yitshak ben yehuda marriage ketuba

Israeli artist Yitszhak ben Yehuda ketuba

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In this ketuba, the couple wanted to remember the moshav (community) where they were living, its families and its forest. They wanted to honor the cypresses of the ancient landscape of Israel and to focus on the Western Wall with a vision of the Third Temple.
Yitshak ben Yehuda

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The Indian bride brought gold paper from India for her ketuba. The couple then chose the theme of Jacobís ladder and peacocks.

Israeli Artist Yitschak ben Yehuda ketuba: Jacob's Ladder

Yitschak ben Yehuda ketuba: Harp

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The ketuba can illustrate a story. Here the harp, a symbol of music, is the focus of the coupleís interests. This is a story of a second marriage, featuring two children from the wifeís previous marriage, two children from the husbandís previous marriage, and the baby they hoped to birth together. Their initials adorn the top center of the ketuba.

Israeli artist Yitschak ben Yehuda ketubah: Harp

Yitschak ben Yehuda ketuba: Rabbi Shlomo

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The ketuba is decorated with people and symbols important to the couple, such as doves of peace, a menorah, and Rabbi Shlomo Carlebach, all emanating from the Garden of Eden.  The text of the wedding contract has not yet been written into the decorated ketuba.

Yitschak ben Yehuda ketuba: Rabbi Schlomo

 

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