Beautifully decorated ketubbot, or marriage contracts, have been part of Jewish tradition for a long time. Once hand-written on parchment in Aramaic and decorated with folk designs, these documents have evolved with the times. Today, many couples want a ketubbah that expresses their individuality and their taste, both in the design and the content of the finished ketubbah. However, the cost of such a document custom prepared by hand can be high.

Philip Ritari created custom ketubbot for many couples in the 1980's. Recently, he has combined

his interest in digital design with advances in technology and is able to offer couples ketubbot that have the individuality of a handwritten ketubbah, together with the more reasonable cost of a printed ketubbah.

The text for the ketubbah is custom typeset, using the exact wording, and in whatever language(s), the couple wishes. The design can be chosen from a set of stock designs and altered to suit the couple's exact tastes, or can be created entirely from scratch, using graphics, drawings or even photographs to make the finished product something to be treasured for a long time.

The ketubbah is printed on acid-free fine art paper, using archival inks, so that it will remain a treasured piece of art for many years.

If you are interested in the possibility of ordering a ketubbah from Philip Ritari for your wedding or commitment ceremony, send email to at least 2 months in advance of the occasion, and he will provide more detailed information on how to order your ketubbah.

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Last updated 4/29/02
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