Friday, April 29, 2011For their wedding day Prince William and Kate Middleton were presented with their very own “Royal” Ketubah by the British Ambassador to Israel, Matthew Gould.
Created by British-born artist and calligrapher, Michael Horton, who is now an Israeli citizen living in Jerusalem, the traditional Jewish Marriage-Certificate is written in both Hebrew and English and the text has been altered to be egalitarian and nonreligious since neither Prince William or Kate, currently the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, are Jewish. The scroll reads, “May we remain committed to each other’s physical and mental well-being, and to each other’s emotional and spiritual growth.”
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Ambassador Gould said the scroll was “rather spectacular and extremely beautiful.” He called it “a lovely gift, and highly appropriate” and thanked all those who had been involved in putting the scroll together. The Ambassador added that “it is only right that we should be sending them a ketubah from Israel as part of their wedding celebrations.”
Horton delivered the gift to the British ambassador toIsrael in a ceremony on March 10th in Ramat Gan.
Photos: Jeff Newman / British Embassy
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