The Ketubah [pronounced KEH-too-bah] is the standard Jewish marriage contract, which according to Jewish law, must be given to every bride from her groom. The word Ketubah (or Ketubot, plural) means “something written” in Hebrew. The original Ketubah text dates back to the time of the Babylonian exile, around the second century B.C.E. Historically written in Aramaic, the Ketubah was created to protect the rights of the Jewish married woman, assuring that her husband will take care of her, provide for her financially, cherish her and support her. Traditionally, the Ketubah outlined the the groom’s rights and responsibilities to the bride; it was mainly a business and legal document for the marriage. However, today, the Ketubah has become more than just a contract and document, rather a symbol of a couple’s love and commitment to one another. Now, Ketubot come in many different forms and are written in the language(s) best understood by the bride and groom. The Ketubah is a work of art and beauty that is typically prominently displayed in the home as a reminder of the vows made to one another on the couple’s wedding day.