The Viennese Ketubah
The Jews flourished in Vienna during the height of the Austro-Hungarian empire — despite a history of Jewry in Vienna that is filled with high highs, and low lows — and still today, the Jews of Viennese descent tend to retain one of the strongest connection to the country, as compared to most other Jewish emigrant groups.The Jewish culture of Vienna was famously intellectual — birthplace of Wittgenstein, Popper, and endless Jewish-Viennese intellectuals — the Ketubot of Vienna reflected that tradition. Unlike the Sephardi ketubot, which were decorated with flair, the Viennese Ketubot tended to be viewed as Legal Contracts. Thus, they were, aristically, among the most reserved and conservative ketubot. Yet they do retain a very distinctive style, often framed, in the art, by the seven species and Jewish symbols such as the Magen David. But the framing is always simple, and with minimal colors; an understated elegance.See This Ketubah
The Russian Ketubah
The Jews of Russia and the Pale of Settlement have historically had a distinctive style of Ketubah. Not nearly as ornamental as the Sephardi Ketubot, these Ashkenazi Ketubot were usually simpler and often very humble. The best of them include slight and subtle flair and deep red colors.
The Russian Ketubah is perfect for the Jewish couple who wants a Ketubah in the traditional style of our ancestors in Eastern Europe, honoring and remembering their lives and traditions.See This Ketubah
The Konkan India Ketubah
The ‘Bene Israel’ Jews have been living in India for centuries, since long before the Expulsion from Spain. Indeed, many of the prominent families of Indian history, such as the Sassoons, were Jewish.
The Bene Israel lived primarily around the Konkan area but since migrated around India and today, largely to Israel. The Konkan Ketubah is a magnificent ketubah, in the traditional Bene Israel Ketubah style, including the classic representation of birds in the Ketubah.See This Ketubah
The Ljubljana Ketubah
The Jews of Slovenia have the unique honor of being at the crossroads between the ancient Jews and the medieval then modern Jews. Jews lived in Slovenia in ancient Roman times, and then, in the 6th century of the common era, Jews starting moving to Ljubljana and then Piran and the surrounding towns, where they were the region’s money-lenders. Over time, many of the Jews went on to Poland, Germany and the heart of Europe, but a small community has constantly remained in Ljubljana and Slovenia.See This Ketubah
The ancient Ketubot of Ljubljana often included lions, stars, and an ornamental border. The Ljubljana Ketubah is perfect for the couple whose family lives on the crossroads between the old and the new, between the traditional and the modern, between Israel and Europe.