Date Rosh Hodesh 30 Tishrei 5767 (2006)
Norman had to be partial to this ketuba as it is the ketuba that bound his daughter with her husband and of course, the ketuba had to be different and very special.
Born and raised in Jerusalem, but falling in love during their army service, this glowing young couple have a very special story of their engagement. If you check this link, you'll see just how unusual and special it was. Aliya had always dreamed of seeing Shamu the famous whale.
In micrography, around the four corners, can be found the seventh and most popular of the Seven Blessings recited under the Huppa.
Near the top of the Jerusalem landscape, one can see the Shrine of the Book of the Israel Museum where the artist's daughter worked for a few years after her army service. This represents the bride.
Representing the groom is the traditional symbol of the Municipality of Jerusalem, also the mascot and symbol for "Ha-Poel Yerushalayim", Jerusalem's famous basketball team of whom the groom, Pini, is one of its biggest fans and it was imperative that the red lion appear in their ketuba.
And the last most important element that represents this couple is the landscape of the Red Sea, specifically the famous dolphin who swims in her waters and that this couple go to visit every vacation they get. The Red Sea landscape fades above into the Western Wall, a symbol of their faith and unfailing devotion to one another.
Nathanael Putnam, the father of the groom, is an artisan as well and he designed and hand-made their wedding bands and the traditional glass that is broken by the groom at the conclusion of the wedding ceremony by stating Psalm 137.
The beautiful cup.