A Special Note About Ketuba Texts
With an exclusively commissioned ketuba, Norman writes the text that is supplied, using it as a manuscript complete with all the personalized information for that couple -- to name a few, date of the wedding and names of the bride and groom. Sometimes a couple would like something special done with their text. All is included in an exclusive commission fee.
Giclees (popularly termed digital prints)
Today many customers are looking for inexpensive ketubot for their wedding, with blanks left for the Rabbi to personalize under the Huppa (wedding canopy). Rather than using computer-generated fonts to create set texts, the artist chose to write the texts in his own hand and then digitized them so that he could superimpose his texts onto the chosen ketuba from his Online Store leaving spaces for the personalized information, giving the customer a truly more exclusive look that still reflects this ancient scribal art.
Visible here are two ketubot found in Norman's Online Store with two different styles of text superimposed as examples.
The artist charges a fee for writing the complete text in his own hand directly onto a digital image ketuba - a giclee - as it demands intense focus and his talented hand.
With customers needing different texts -- Reform, Conservative (with or without the Lieberman clause) or Reform -- Norman has prepared a wide variety of choices for you. If the text you need is not to be found below, do not hesitate to let the artist know and, depending on available time, he shall do his best to prepare it for you.
The links directly below show the texts available to you digitally. Some customers like an added extra visual effect in their text, such as large initial letters, a large Hai in the center of the text (see the top example) or even text written in an ancient scribal style with line rules, etc. All these "extras" are possible for you to order for your ketuba depending on the time available to Norman to create these for you.
An example of text with a large Hai in the center.
A large initial word can be used in your text. It would all depend on your personal taste.
An example of text written in an ancient scribal fashion with lines. Note the large letters which close the shtar ketuba. This too is something that you may or may not wish for your own ketuba.