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Saturday, May 8th, 2010
1:36 am - Suits for Paul

Sean John Brown Stripe Suit , very dapper.

Tommy Hilfiger Suit Separate, Grey Slim Stripe Trim Fit : it's sharp. Also, the tie is awesome.

DKNY Suit Separates, Black Braided Stripe Slim Fit This one has a nice shape. The finish of the fabric may be a little too smooth and shiny.

Mid Grey Twill 2 Button English Suit Jacket Leora likes the contrast between the stance of the waistcoat and the suit jacket (and so does Caitlin).

Manzoni suit The very subtle plaid is nice, particularly the Tan Glenn Plaid w-L.Blue Overplaid.

100% Silk Woven Moss Paisley Tie, it is green and paisley. What more can you want?

Conclusion: Grey is nice. A subtle pattern like a pinstripe or a little plaid is good. Waistcoats with high stances are spiffy.

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Monday, April 26th, 2010
3:06 am


The artist who did the Intertwined Trees one:
She has the available texts there, but they're not copypasteable (and kind of hard to read). Or you can get it blank, and have someone calligraph whatever text in.

A different one with trees. There are other nice ones on this site, too.

Available texts, which are not copypasteable

Don't click on these from a dial-up connection.
http://www.shopketubah.com/MainPage.php?page=1&Category=Ketubah Prints&ipp=All

Okay my eyes are starting to blur a little.


Here are the other Rothko ones I was thinking of, and the Beloved & Falling Blossoms designs are nice too.

The traditional Aramaic text on an Orthodox ktuba goes something like this:Collapse )

Conservatives add the Lieberman clause to the above. Roughly translated:Collapse )

If so desired, the Hebrew can be simply a translation of the English portion, instead of the traditional Aramaic.

Here are some ketubahs...

...with some suggestions for texts: http://www.mpartworks.com/ketubah-text.htm

Here are the English portions, copied & pasted:Collapse )

I cut together two of the ones I liked better, though I didn't really go through and edit:

On the ___ day of the week, the ___ day of ___, in the year ___, corresponding to the ___ day of ___, in the year ___, ___, son of ___, and ___, daughter of ___, join each other in ___, before family and friends to make a mutual covenant as husband and wife, partners in marriage. The groom, ___, said to the bride: "I consecrate you to me as my wife according to the laws of Moses and the traditions of our people. I shall treasure you, nourish you, and respect you as the sons of Israel have devoted themselves to their wives with love and integrity throughout the generations." The bride, ___, said to the groom: "I consecrate you to me as my husband according to the laws of Moses and the traditions of our people. I shall treasure you, nourish you, and respect you as the daughters of Israel have devoted themselves to their husbands with love and integrity throughout the generations." And ___ and ___ said each to the other: "I betroth you to me forever. I betroth you to me in everlasting faithfulness. In the spirit of Jewish tradition, I will be your loving friend as you are mine. Set me as a seal upon your heart, like the seal upon your hand, for love is stronger than death. And I will cherish you, honor you, uphold and sustain you in all truth and sincerity. I take you to be mine in love and tenderness. May my love for you last forever. May we be consecrated, one to the other, by these rings. Let our hearts be united in faith and hope. May our hearts beat as one in times of joy as in times of sadness. Let our home be built on Torah and loving-kindness. May our home be rich with wisdom and reverence." This ketubah has been witnessed and signed according to the laws and traditions that began with Abraham and Sarah and continued through Moses and the people of Israel. It is valid and binding.

A lot of them will allow you to customize the "poetic phrase" used within the design. I'm kind of fond of the one from the Book of Ruth, y'know, "ba'asher tilchi, elech," "whither thou goest, I will go" or, uh, the one at the top there just says "where you will go, I shall go".

One can do things with the stomped broken glass:

a starting point?


*is so overwhelmed right now*

current mood: AAAAAA

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Wednesday, March 3rd, 2010
10:43 pm


Seriously, there's like a rule somewhere that wedding invitations must be boring and I disapprove.

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Sunday, January 3rd, 2010
11:50 pm

http://beringphotography.com/ - Here is the website for the photographer who was at Aryn's wedding. He sends you a CD with the pictures on it, and you're responsible for printing them/making albums and suchlike.

Also here are a couple of artists who do ktuvot-

& (also also wik) klezmer band-

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Thursday, July 16th, 2009
11:16 pm - Check this out.



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Thursday, August 2nd, 2007
10:43 pm

So it was the Bandon Banshee. And the name is already taken.

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Sunday, September 11th, 2005
12:57 pm - Yak Poetry

Once there was an albino yak.
He was white, not brown or black.
He was made of yarn,
Didn’t live in a barn,
And liked to be scratched on the back.

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Monday, September 5th, 2005
12:17 pm

First COTY post. Is it hidden?

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