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Sacred Contracts: The Ketubah Art of Albert Hakakian

Barbara Bensoussan

Couples from around the world come to him, looking for a ketubah that is not simply a legal document, but a work of art reflecting the deep commitment of their hearts. “A ketubah is a sacred contract,” says artist Albert Hakakian. “I want to create a ketubah that’s beautiful in Hashem’s Eyes.”

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Couples from around the world come to him, looking for a ketubah that is not simply a legal document, but a work of art reflecting the deep commitment of their hearts. “A ketubah is a sacred contract,” says artist Albert Hakakian. “I want to portray spiritual concepts in a way that is fresh, imaginative, personal, and holy; I want to create a ketubah that’s beautiful in Hashem’s Eyes.” But Albert’s ketubahs are more than just illuminated parchment. Since he’s frequently approached by couples with little religious background, he has become a spokesman for the significance and sanctity of Jewish marriage.

 

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