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Life-Cycle > Marriage: Ketubah Sandur


Ketubah Sandur.
Manuscript in Aramaic and Hebrew on paper.
Sandur, 1688.
MS X893 K516
Rare Book and Manuscript Library

Although ketubbot look vastly different from one geographic location to another, they all include the same basic information: the date of the marriage, the names of the bride and groom, the location of the marriage, and the husband's responsibility to the wife.  This marriage license from Sandur, in Kurdistan, is much simpler than those from Italy and Greece.  The document legalizes the marriage between Leah, the daughter of Obadiah, and Ye'uda, son of Menashe, on Friday, October 8, 1688.

Purchased for Columbia by Salo Baron from David Fraenkel, 1933.


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