Lecture: Transformations of the Ketubah

For the Public
Thursday, December 5, 2019
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM EST

National Museum of American Jewish History
101 S Independence Mall East
Philadelphia, PA 19106

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The Jewish wedding contract (ketubah) has a remarkably dynamic history, conceived in turn as a legal contract, a museum artifact, and a domestic artwork. In recent decades its appearance and meaning have been refashioned by a complex interplay between the Jewish home and the Jewish museum. In this talk, Shandler explores this multilayered significance through a look at diverse ketubot, including examples from NMAJH’s own collection.

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Jeffrey Shandler

Jeffrey Shandler

Rutgers University

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This program is presented in partnership with the National Museum of American Jewish History.

We gratefully acknowledge the support of the Klatt Family and the Harry Stern Family Foundation.