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“To Build a New Home: Celebrating the Jewish Wedding” - JTS Library Exhibit Tour

Tuesday, August 9, 2022 12 Av 5782

4:30 PM - 5:30 PMJTS Library

Please join for a curated tour of the inaugural exhibition at the new JTS Library.

“To Build a New Home: Celebrating the Jewish Wedding” is the inaugural exhibit of the new Library of JTS, featuring a collection of rare materials illustrating the creative, often surprising, evolution of Jewish marriage practices over centuries. Among the many treasures on view are lavishly decorated ketubbot, marriage contracts, from 17th and 18th century Italy; a 13th-century French religious compendium outlining marriage rituals and including a bawdy wedding poem; a fragment from a 12th-century prenuptial agreement affirming the right of the groom’s mother-in-law to live with the married couple; and from the modern era, a ketubbah making it possible for Jewish women to initiate a religious divorce.

“To Build a New Home” will show you the remarkable development of Jewish marriage from Talmudic times to the present—and the rich streams of tradition and innovation in Jewish life throughout history.

Space is limited to 15 people.

For entry to JTS, you must submit a copy of your vaccine card to Jordana Golden at


Space is limited. 

Vaccination is required to enter JTS. Please submit proof of vaccination for every member of your group to Jordana Golden at

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