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- n. Plural form of ketubbah.
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From the ketubbot (marriage contracts) we learn that each married woman was expected to engage in some kind of work in addition to running her household.
No two ketubbot are identical, reflecting the realities of life.
The marriages were performed with complete legitimacy, and the marriage contracts (ketubbot) had the right of preference over all debts, in favor of the women … Their income from personal property had the right of ownership as it was registered in the archive of the Jewish community.
Grant Award that will go toward conservation of wedding contracts (ketubbot).
By contrast, it was customary to write in the ketubbot of musta’rabs in Palestine and Egypt: “Her labor is her own and he [the husband] must give her such and such per year for her clothing” (italics provided).
* image: just one of the many ketubbot in our collection.