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- by Mishka O
Our planet might just be a speck in the infinite universe, but it’s massive for us. It holds a spectrum of cultures and religions with different customs and traditions. Each has their unique way of celebrating both happy and sad occasions. With the world becoming more connected than ever, so have our societies and values. We’ve all learnt and borrowed something from different cultures, and one thing that’s winning non-Jews from Judaism is the ketubah.
A few years back, The New York Times published a report on non-Jews embracing ketubahs in their wedding rituals. Not interfaith couples, but couples who liked the meaning of a ketubah and its significance in life of the promise you make with God.
Some Christian couples have adopted ketubahs because of their shared spiritual history. The Austins were one such Christian couple who signed a ketubah after exchanging vows and rings. “Embracing this Jewish tradition just brings a richness that we miss out on sometimes as Christians when we don’t know the history,” said Mrs. Austin, 29, a business manager for AT&T. “Jesus was Jewish, and we appreciate his culture, where he came from.”
Gentiles embracing ketubahs coincides with recent social trends in the rise of Christian Zionism, the increasing numbers of interfaith marriages, and the search for spirituality in the customs of multiple religions. Because of the rise in awareness of Jewish practices, many non-Jews have adopted other Jewish traditions like the holding of a Passover Seder, kosher food and learning about kabbalah.
The Austins became aware of ketubahs when Mrs. Austin’s elder sister had one at her wedding a few years earlier. She loved how the contract is a permanent reminder of their covenant with God. As she says, “One of the characteristics of a covenant is a tangible sign. And this piece of paper, this beautiful piece of art, is the sign of our covenant.”
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What way to better celebrate an Interfaith marriage than with a Ketubah with a world map? After all, the whole core of an Interfaith is love and acceptance — not just in marriage, but throughout the whole world. We love this Ketubah from TINAK — the sprawling world map with different textures and colors stunningly highlights the beauty of diversity. This Ketubah beautifully captures the diversity and unity of marriage, especially one that is Interfaith!
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Sometimes you just have to play into your inner nerd! We love this new design from the team at TINAK — perfect for the couples that love to play video games or remember the days of playing atari and pac-man. The black background and pixelated details creates the perfect retro video game feel. The extra heart at the top finishes the design with the perfect romantic touch! As self-confessed video game nerds, we couldn’t help but recommend this Ketubah! Make your custom order here…
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Henna or more traditionally known as Mehndi, is one of the most iconic elements of an Indian wedding — thus perfect for an Interfaith Ketubah design! Among all the awesome Interfaith couples we have worked with, Jewish-Hindi couples are definitely one of the more common. This stunning design comes from the team over at TINAK, and we couldn’t be more excited to share it with you all today. We love this Ketubah for its moving representation of commitment and faith — a testament to true love transcending any hurdle or difference. Love this design? Make your Custom Order here!
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Here at Interfaith Ketubahs, we mostly write and post a lot about wedding ideas, planning inspirations and tips and Ketubahs of course! This week we thought we’d take a moment to share an awesome article and video about after the big party and signing of the Ketubah — when life happens. Afterall, the wedding is just the first step and mark of the beginning of the rest of your lives together. Then comes everyday life, work and for many, children! And let’s be brutally honest here for a second. For many, all of those different factors can be difficult on their own… that’s life when you’re married!
All of those on top of being an Interfaith couple and family can be even harder and more tricky. But we’ve found (like many other awesome couples out there!), that striking that perfect balance of respect, understanding and unconditional love can create and unlock even more exciting and new sides of your relationship with your wife or husband.
HuffPost Religion recently interviewed Susan Katz Miller, author of Being Both: Embracing Two Religions in One Interfaith Family. She had a ton of insight and important things to say regarding Interfaith marriages. Her biggest secret to a successful Interfaith marriage?
“shared values and a lot of love…”
Watch the whole interview here and tell us what you think!
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Marking the 5th conference in the past few decades, The Council for a Parliament of the World’s Religions will hold its’ 2015 in Salt Lake City, Utah — making this the first time in 22 years! The conference will talk about several different topics including global violence, climate change and wealth gap. In efforts to have younger attendees, the Parliament is offering discounts depending on time of registration.
Team Interfaith Ketubah is SUPER excited to see the conference coming here! Sadly we’re not in Salt Lake City, but we will definitely be keeping up with all the photos, tweets, and articles surrounding this awesome event. Click here to register, donate, or get more information on the 2015 Conference!
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We would like to spell A-W-E-S-O-M-E for all the Ketubah points! :) We couldn’t be more excited to introduce the Scrabble Ketubah! This awesome design from This is Not a Ketubah features a Scrabble board spelling out “Ani LeDodi VeDodi Li”, or “I am my Beloved’s and my Beloved is Mine”. As word nerds ourselves, we love the idea of a Scrabble Ketubah — or any fun game or hobby that we enjoy! Love this Ketubah? Make a custom order here!
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Happy Monday from our team at Interfaith Ketubahs! We can’t believe it’s already August (it feels like just yesterday that we launched our page…) — and although this makes us really sad, another gorgeous part of the year is right around the corner. A beautiful time that welcomes back colorful trees, comfy sweaters and pumpkin flavored EVERYTHING! We really love summer weddings, but fall weddings have a truly special charm to them. In honor of kicking off chilly days and stunning foliage, we put together a gallery of all our favorite fall inspired Ketubahs. Whether you are looking for a Ketubah with an Autumn feel to it, or you are getting married during the colder months and want a Ketubah that reflects that — these Ketubahs capture the beauty of this special time of year! Check out the full Fall Inspired Ketubah Gallery here!
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We’ve recently launched a TON of new Interfaith Ketubahs, but we have to say our absolute favorite in the Flamingos In Love Ketubah. Perfect for those couples that are animal lovers, or… consider themselves to be more on the goofy side! After all, the flamingo is one of the most unique (and stunning!) birds — making it the perfect theme for a gorgeous Ketubah!
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Sometimes all it takes is a little inspiration to plan the big day. Especially if you’re planning an Interfaith wedding… okay, that can take a LOT of inspiration! Depending on you and your partner, planning something like this can be uncharted territory. We tend to meet Interfaith couples from every end of the spectrum — some couples don’t include much of anything interfaith into their wedding, except maybe a few different traditions (like the Ketubah!). While other couples want to two different ceremonies for each of their beliefs.
Either way, we love the Knot’s Interfaith album for that very reason. It includes a great variety of couples with all different styles of weddings and beliefs! From extra small details to officiants and photography — these real weddings are the perfect way to become inspired and excited. Click to see The Knot’s Interfaith photos here!