Ketubah: The Jewish Marriage Contract & What it Really Means

What’s your favorite part of weddings?

  1. The wedding vows?
  2. The reception?
  3. The food?
  4. The marriage contract?

“WHOA?! Marriage contract? Are you nuts?!”

Believe it or not – not only does the Ketubah – the Jewish marriage contract – play a key role in a Jewish wedding, but it’s also one of the most emotional and memorable parts of the Jewish wedding ceremony.

So much so, that married couples often display their Ketubah in their home.

“What the hell”, right?

Don’t worry, there’s a perfectly reasonable (and fascinating) explanation for it… 

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30+ Traditional Jewish Wedding Gift Ideas the Couple will LOVE (2020)

Let me guess:

You’re about to attend a special Jewish wedding of a very special someone, and you’re scratching your head thinking:

“What’s an appropriate gift for a Jewish wedding?”

Because…

  • You don’t want to buy the happy couple a gift they’ll never use.
  • You certainly don’t want them to “blacklist” you for being too. Ehm… cheap
  • And you definitely don’t want to embarrass yourself with an inappropriate gift that doesn’t fit the occasion.

Instead, you want to get them something meaningful.

Something useful… You know – something that can actually help a young Jewish couple get off the ground and start their new life together.

Am I right or am I right?

In that case – you’re in the right place. 

Because that’s exactly why I created this Jewish wedding gift guide in the first place: to help you find the very best Jewish wedding gift ideas that’ll make the happy couple want to dance the Horah – even after their wedding is over!

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13 Colorful Bat Mitzvah Tallit Prayer Shawls for Girls [and Women] (2020)

13 years ago your little girl was born.

Now? She’s about to transform into a young woman.

Time sure flies, huh?

Tell me about it… I still remember my Bat Mitzvah ceremony as if it were yesterday (and it’s been more than 12 years ago, believe-you-me)!

And guess what? I’ll ALWAYS remember my Bat Mitzvah (as long as I stay healthy, Amen V’Amen)… it’s, hands down – one of the most special days in a Jewish woman’s life.

  • Going shopping for the perfect Bat Mitzvah dress
  • Delivering a nerve-wracking Bat Mitzvah speech in front of hundreds of people
  • Wearing your Bat Mitzvah Tallit (pronounced “Bat Mitzvah Tallis” if you’re Ashkenazi) for the first time
  • (Opening the Bat Mitzvah presents… 😏)

Ehm… What was I saying?

Oh right! Finding a Tallit prayer shawl for the Bat Mitzvah girl!

Let’s go do that, shall we? 🙂

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8 Cute Bris Outfits for a Jewish Newborn Baby’s Brit Milah (2020)

The little Bubelah has finally arrived… Mazel Tov!

Now, it’s time to finally introduce the little munchkin to the world…

But before you do, first you need to find a cute Bris outfit for the little mensch to wear… After all, you want him to make a good first impression, don’t you 🙂 ? 

Cuteness Alert: Well, allow me to introduce you to a few adorable Brit Milah outfits that’ll make your guests instantly fall in LOVE with the little guy! 

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20+ Hilarious Ugly Hanukkah Sweaters That’ll Crack You Up! (2020)

  • People at the party: “Wow, look at you. You’re so ugly!”
  • Me: “Aww, thanks! That’s so sweet of you!”

Hanukkah (Christmas too… but we’re Jewish, so let’s stick with Hanukkah shall we?) is one of the few occasions where calling someone ugly might be the biggest compliment in the world… IF they’re wearing an ugly Hanukkah sweater (don’t start calling random people ‘ugly’, unless you want to get punched in the face).

But you have to earn your “compliments”, especially nowadays – where everyone is trying hard to out-wit each other with the funniest, most awkward Hanukkah sweaters they can pull off (seriously, it’s like an ugly-pageant out there).

Luckily, you’ve landed in the right place… because I’m about to show you how to WIN the ugly-pageant with the ugliest (and funniest) Hanukkah sweaters ever created!

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10 Traditional Hanukkah Flowers & Flower Arrangements (2020)

“You know, you don’t need to wait for a special occasion just to get me flowers”.

I remember saying that to my ex-boyfriend one time; he gave me a death stare in response (that’s not why we broke up though 🙂 ).

Well, guess what? There is a special occasion around the corner. It’s called Hanukkah! So no excuses this time!

Don’t worry, you don’t have to physically drive to the flower shop and pick up some random flowers you know nothing about. Instead, I’m going to show you what flowers are best for Hanukkah. And guess what? It’ll arrive right at your doorstep (there goes another excuse)!

Sound good?

Great! I knew you’d come around!

  • Gentlemen – get ready to pick up some nice Hanukkah flowers for the people you love!
  • Ladies – make sure your spouse or boyfriend reads this…

Let’s begin 🙂

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