Hand In Hand Ketubah
A marriage covenant in the span of an adult life encompasses a commitment which embraces the joy of the wedding day and the promise to offer forbearance in times of difficulty. The balanced and kinetic composition of “Hand in Hand” emphasizes the creative potential of two individuals as they form one partnership. The tandem touching Hamsas convey the notion of an enduring promise between beloveds with an emphasis on openness, honesty and loving care. The uniqueness of the individual in relation to Jewish heritage as it is expressed today is dynamically rendered in this contemporary ketubah illumination, only from the studio of: 20th Century Illuminations.See This Ketubah
Double Ring Ketubah
The “Double Ring” design is an ageless and universally cherished symbol of two lives joined into one in love and marriage. Illuminated in the completely unique signature style of 20th Century Illuminations this contemporary rendering of the double ring design shines in its timeless accounting of the nature of a union bound in love. Celebrating 2500 years of ketubah illumination Amy Fagin's contemporary line of fine art ketubot delight couples around the world with finely crafted illuminations that speak to the heart and soul of love and marriage. This ketubah was released in 2009 with a run of 750.See This Ketubah
Kinetics of Desire Ketubah
This exuberant spiral composition captures the essence of desire as it manifests in a love relationship. Desire is central to human emotion and is responsible for our greatest achievements as well as our darkest atrocities. All unformed ideas become reality as desire is harnessed and transformed into action. The Mogen David jewel calls upon us to keep central the tenants of Judaism. From this center vivid pattern and color emerge in joyous vitality, symbolizing the kinetics of desire, with our promises of love and kindness.See This Ketubah
This ketubah is a clever and succinct rendition of an unrolling scroll. It was inspired by the beautiful K’riat Sh’ma, where we re-affirm our commitment to Jewish ritual by inscribing the Lord’s commanded words upon the door posts of our homes and gates. The angular position of the main text encourages the viewer to consider past, present and future. The scroll unwinds to read the written covenant between bride and groom; the prayer reads: “And you shall lay these words upon your heart and upon your soul.”See This Ketubah
Twilight Promise Ketubah
Celestial energy emanates from this illumination. The delicate rendering of the zenith phase of the moon is embedded in the language of the marriage covenant. As the lunar cycle influences the rhythms of our very lives so the Jewish calendar honors the natural order of our common human experience. Marriage, in this context, represents the hub of our daily efforts. The multifaceted star composition creates the notion that our existence embraces many dimensions, all of which interact and influence our everyday experience. The essence of this ketubah is beautifully expressed in Psalm 89:38. “It shall be established for ever like the moon, and the witness in the sky is sure.”See This Ketubah
One Heart Ketubah
This smart and contemporary illumination speaks to the heart of love and marriage in the distinctive signature style of Amy’s work. An airy and organic intertwined double scroll forms a locking heart with two brilliantly colored and intricate patterned forms. This composition has an effortless flow which evokes pleasure, intimacy and the serendipitous nature of love.See This Ketubah
Ayn Sof Ketubah
According to Kabbalistic literature, the concept of “Ayn Sof” (without end) embodies the ultimate source of all reality. In this ketubah, two central blossoms, representing the Sefirot of Tiferet and Malkhut, are floating in a current with no visible beginning or end. The union of these spiritual principles represents the eternal dialectic between male and female. In a sacred marriage bond every proper deed contributes to well-being and harmony and leads to understanding divine essence. Ayn Sof is printed with “giclee” technology using the highest quality paper and ink.See This Ketubah
The exotic spice coast of Cochin India is the inspiration for the second of our Heritage Ketubah illuminations.
For at least 2000 years evidence of a Jewish presence in southwest costal India has been documented. by the 15th century, Cochin had grown a vibrant Jewish community which flourished in the spice and agricultural trades of the era.
Under the richly colored chuppah blowing in the scented breezes of the Indian spice coast, these delicately lettered ketubah vows offer beckoning promise to a marriage union blessed with love kindness and devotion.
Witnessed, symbolically, by family, friends and longstanding heritage of the Jewish communities around the world, “Kochi!” radiates a joyous blessing for todays couples from the ages of Jewish heritage in the sub Indian continent.See This Ketubah
Sefer: Dawn Ketubah
Limited Edition Giclee Ketubah
This contemplative Ketubah design reflects the dawning of each day. With tender openness we awaken to the blessing of the marriage covenant, and the gentle loving-kindness which is embraced by the dawn hours. In keeping with the rich tradition of Torah ornamentation the illumination is wrapped in a delicate mauve Jacquard fabric. Sterling silver “Heart of Tears” closures clasp the booklet. Fine Japanese cords decorated with pearl, silver and amethyst beads tie the hearts together.
Chrome on Brass Easel Included.See This Ketubah
The dictionary translation for the Hebrew word Tzafiyah is observation. In the Sefer Yetzirah Tzafiyah is interpreted as a heightened state of awareness out of which enlightenment can be achieved. By cultivating observation we begin to recognize that each moment of our lives is unlike any other. Within the context of a marriage commitment the art of living in a fulfilling partnership incorporates a willingness to delicately refine our Tzafiyah, the practice of observing of our daily pursuits, our patterns of communication, our habits, our minds.
This Ketubah reminds us to practice simple observation in our marriage commitment. This non-judgmental frame of reference allows creative energy to vitalize the day to day familiarity of a lifetime partnership.
It is a 100% rag paper with a 225 gm weight. It is an archival print media which will preserve the original color for over 100 years.See This Ketubah
Sweet Shelter Ketubah
The third illumination from our “Heritage Ketubah” collection, “Sweet Shelter” honors the Jewish community of Sarajevo, Bosnia, Herzegovina. This composition is based on the artist’s interpretation of an embroidered wall hanging from a Jewish home dating from 19th century Sarajevo. The original embroidery is on display at the Orthodox Synagogue / Museum of historic old town Sarajevo. This romantic composition draws the viewer back in time to when the Jewish community found shelter from the expulsion of 1492. This inspired design evokes romance, reflections of joy, celebration and the “sweet shelter” or marriage for generations to come!See This Ketubah
Duet of the Beloveds Ketubah
Limited Edition Lithograph Ketubah Arabesque vines and a vibrant rainbow cascade of flowers create a dual spiral arrangement with a Mogen David center point. “Duet of the Beloveds” was originally created in 1995 and featured in Anita Diamant’s The New Jewish Wedding. We have updated this beloved ketubah design due to popular request. The exhuberant composition evokes the cosmic forces of the universe in an uncomplicated manner, encompassing both great and small. The spirit of a dancing couple embracing the full course of life’s current is joyfully conveyed.See This Ketubah