Ketubbot

Five hundred ketubbot or marriage contracts from the 15th to the 20th centuries, many of which are decorated. These ketubbot originate from Europe, North Africa, the Near East, India, Iran, and the United States.

Two-hundred-fifty ketubbot from the Zucker Family (RCZ) Collection are on long-term loan in The Library of The Jewish Theological Seminary.

Access to all the ketubbot is through the Catalog and the Digital Collections. To consult the ketubbot, please make an appointment to visit the Rare Book Room.

The Library is a participant in the Jewish National and University Library global ketubbah collection, a worldwide registry of ketubbot in public and private collections throughout the world.

Dr. David Kraemer examines a
historic Morrocan ketubbah.

Rabbi Jerry Schwarzbard
discusses ancient
Italian kettubot.