12Feb

Mouthwatering Designs: Foodies Ketubah!

Mouthwatering Designs: Foodies Ketubah!

Our Foodies ketubah collection is the perfect choice for a couple that’s passionate about food, crazy about realistic modern art, and always willing to stand out! It is safe to say that this particular collection is certainly far from traditional, but still incorporating the elements you’d want in your ketubah. The Foodies collection is fun, a little bit eccentric, and quite bold, so if that’s what you want your ketubah to be – you’ve come to the right place! Let’s dig in!

We can all agree on one fact: food is more than just a necessity. For thousands of years, important events, gatherings, and life-changing situations cannot be imagined without food. Not only do need food as fuel to physically survive, but we also need it as an integral part of our lifestyles, celebrations, and traditions. All over the globe, food is seen as this inexplicable notion connecting people, bringing them together, and providing them with a sense of comfort unlike anything else. Food is so much more than a simple meal on our table; it is a recurring symbol of love, friendship, and family. It brings us to the same table, allowing us to enjoy the moment and truly connect with one another.

The Foodie ketubah design will represent your love and passion for food in all its glory. Whether you’re a passionate cook, or you and your loved one simply love food and want it as a perfect representation of your relationship – this ketubah design is just what you’ve been looking for! The Foodie ketubah is colorful, eye-catching, and bold. It portrays an abundance of food, which also symbolizes an abundance of love and prosperity for the newlyweds. This particular design is one of those pieces that will turn heads and certainly be unmatched.

At The Shuk ketubah features a realistic photo of a market in Israel, filled with delicious food, spices, and herbs. This foodie ketubah design isn’t only a perfect choice for food lovers, but also for couples who want to celebrate the beautiful culture of Israel with their ketubah. The realistic, vibrant design will make you feel like you can almost reach for the fruit at the market, smell the herbs in the air, and hear the noise of the crowd.

The Species for Love foodies ketubah design portrays the Seven Species of Israel: wheat, barley, grape, fig, pomegranate, olive, and dates. If you love modern art but still want to stay true to your roots, make sure to check out this breathtaking food-inspired ketubah design!


05Feb

Modernist America At Its Best: American Modernist Ketubah

Modernist America At Its Best: American Modernist Ketubah

You may be wondering, how does something as traditional as ketubah go hand-in-hand with American Modernist art? Well, here at This Is Not Ketubah… Yes, It Is! it is our mission to create a perfect blend of modern and traditional, erasing all the limits and borders – and the American Modernist ketubah collection is just the perfect example. With our ketubah designs, you get the best of both worlds, and there’s no need for you to make any compromises! If you’re a fan of modern American art, but you’re not willing to sacrifice the traditional values of a ketubah, you’ve come to the right place.

American modernists didn’t only create visual art, but also literature, music, architecture, as well as a unique lifestyle. American modernism is bold, futuristic, and often abstract, which makes it stand out in a sea of other philosophies. The main theme and the source of inspiration for an American modernist was life in America in the 20th century, which could be described as hectic and revolutionary. Art was the only way for people to escape the grueling reality of overbearing industrialization and fundamental changes.

When it comes to famous artwork by American modernists, the most remarkable pieces include Charles Demuth’s Spring, Stuart Davis’s Lucky Strike, and Alfred Henry Maurer’s An Arrangement. When it comes to literature, the recognized artists among the American Modernist movement, such as Gertrude Stein, T. S. Eliot, and Ezra Pound were known as the Lost Generation. The literature of this age brought upon many changes, and not only when it comes to the topics they concerned themselves with, but also language and form. It is safe to say that the American Modernist movement revolutionized art forever by addressing important, yet often neglected matters such as gender, overall human conditions, and race relations.

The Brooklyn Bridge American Modernist ketubah design is a monochromatic representation of the famous Brooklyn Bridge, known as the symbol of the city’s restless, chaotic nature. Needless to say, this ketubah design would be the perfect pick for couples who are from Brooklyn, or whose love story started precisely in Brooklyn. On the other hand, if you appreciate the symbolism of bridges when it comes to unity, strength, security, and reliability. If you’re looking for more American Modernist ketubah designs from us, make sure to visit our online gallery offering dozens of modern art options!


15Jan

Breathtaking Giants: Whale Ketubah

Breathtaking Giants: Whale Ketubah

The underwater world can often leave us speechless. Just thinking about the fact that approximately 80% of the ocean hasn’t even been explored yet can give you goosebumps, as we can’t even begin to imagine the unexplored depths. However, today we’re talking about whales – inhabitants of the ocean that could hardly ever remain unnoticed, especially due to their size. These giants scare many, but fascinate even more people. If you’re a fan of the ocean, the underwater world in general, or the whales in specific, we’re quite positive that our whale inspired collection is exactly what you’ve been looking for!

Whales belong to one of the most diverse groups of ocean creatures, as they can vary in size and weight drastically. To be more specific, some whales can be 9 feet long, while the biggest ones can even reach jaw-dropping 98 feet! What’s even more impressive is that the largest whales can weigh up to 200 tons (if you can imagine that!). Given the information about their size we’ve just provided, it’s no wonder whales are the largest animals on Earth, present in every single ocean. The biggest whale is known as the blue whale, and it can stretch up to 100 feet. Speaking of whale types, there are two main categories when it comes to whales: toothed and baleen. As the name itself suggests, toothed whales are known as hunters, feeding on fish, squids, and even seals. On the other hand, baleen whales, larger than toothed, usually consume krill. There are also humpback whales that live off their fat for 5.5-7.5 months a year, migrating from tropical waters to the Antarctic.

How do whales communicate? Well, the unique “melon” in the toothed whales’ foreheads is actually a mass of tissue necessary for their communication and echolocation. Unfortunately, their communication can often be jeopardized by numerous human activities, like drilling for oil which damages their hearing. Speaking of the issues whales are facing, blue whales are a heavily exploited species. There used to be over 225,000 blue whales in the Antarctic, while today there are only around 3,000 left.

The Underwater ketubah is a unique, dreamy whale inspired ketubah design, portraying the mysterious, enchanting underwater world. This whale ketubah piece embodies the mysticism of the ocean, luring the observers into the undiscovered depths. It also portrays the shadows of two whales, roaming the underwater world together, representing unity and commitment to one another. It is truly a mesmerizing, unique design that will certainly stand out.


25Dec

Love Is The Only Language They Understand: Animal Ketubah

Love Is The Only Language They Understand: Animal Ketubah

Today we’re talking about a ketubah category that comprises all of our favorite animal-inspired ketubah designs. Over the years, we’ve explored and discussed the symbolism of many animals – and not only in the Jewish culture. If you’re here, we’re certain you love animals as much as we do, and whether you love a certain animal or you’re intrigued by what it represents, you’re bound to find a perfect ketubah design in our animal ketubah collection. Care to learn more about our unique animal-inspired pieces? Keep on reading!

Let’s start with one of the best representatives of our animal ketubah collection – The Forest KeepersThis animal ketubah design encompasses different eye-catching symbols: forest, a flock of doves, and a buck and doe enjoying the view. This particular design radiates serenity, peace, and joy that can only be felt in a natural surrounding. The buck and doe represent a strong symbol of unity and love, as they’re sharing this beautiful moment with each other. Another animal symbol in this ketubah design are doves, which have been representing peace and love and numerous cultures for centuries.

And even if your favorite animal isn’t real – we’ve got you covered! The Moonlit Fantasy animal ketubah design is a perfect blend of the Jewish tradition, fantasy ketubah design, and modern art we nourish in all our ketubah pieces. This unicorn ketubah is simply enchanting, and it is perfect for couples who enjoy mysteries and fantasies.

The Regal Peacocks animal ketubah is both a traditional and modern ketubah piece; colorful, bold, and certainly something you’ll be proud to own. Peacocks stand for prosperity, happiness, and success, which is exactly what a newlywed couple would want their marriage to be. This animal ketubah focuses on the grace and beauty of peacocks, while also having a strong symbolic meaning.

The Lovey Dovey is an ideal choice for couples who like to stick with the basics and enjoy simplicity at its finest. This animal ketubah is just that: simple, elegant, sophisticated – yet quite meaningful. It portrays a pair of doves in love, with a mesmerizing sunset and a flock of doves in the background. This gorgeous animal ketubah design captures a perfect moment of serenity and love, and it is a perfect choice for the symbol of your unity.

Who doesn’t love dolphins? If there’s a popularity scale for animals, dolphins must be close to the top. If you’ve chosen dolphins to grace your ketubah, you’ll absolutely love this modern Dolphins animal ketubah design. For more animal-inspired ketubah pieces, make sure to check out our online gallery!


30Oct

The Saharan Pearl: Morocco Ketubah

The Saharan Pearl: Morocco Ketubah

Morocco is a mystical land of diversity, rich culture, and breathtaking history. It is a country that embraces powerful symbolism presented through its unmatchable natural sites, historical monuments, and omnipresent folklore. Everything about Morocco is absolutely alluring, and your first visit to this Saharan pearl certainly won’t be your last. Morocco is a paradise for all your senses, and if you’re a fan of delicious, exotic food – you’re in for a treat. Today we’re discussing the most popular landmarks and symbols of Morocco, including the symbolism we included in our unique Morocco-inspired ketubah designs. Care to learn more? Keep on reading!

As we’ve already mentioned, Morocco is a land of jaw-dropping scenery, and one of the most important places you’ll want to experience is the Sahara Desert. Taking up approximately 3.6 million square miles, the Sahara Desert accounts for about 30% of the entire landscape of Africa. In Morocco, you’ll have the chance to experience colorful desert skies, camel riding over the desert dunes, and even do some shopping at Berber stands and grab some memorable souvenirs!

Whether you prefer visiting wild beaches or enjoying luxurious resorts – Marocco has it all. If you’re more of an adventure seeker, you should choose tours that include trips to fascinating wild desert beaches. On the other hand, if you’re more of a winter person, you probably prefer skiing over swimming. Yes, skiing is possible in Marocco, and their famous ski resorts are located in the Atlas mountains.

Marocco could be perceived as a perfect blend of Arabian and European cultures, which can be clearly seen in their architecture. Also, one of the best cultural blends happened in Maroccan cuisine, which is incredibly unique thanks to their careful selection of meat, vegetables, and spices. A great relaxing activity after your delicious lunch in Marocco would be paying a visit to one of their hammams.

The Maroccan ketubah design is one of our unique pieces from the Marocco-inspired ketubah collection. Even though Jews don’t have a large community in Marocco, their influence has been felt for centuries. Jews mixed with the Arab population, influencing vital aspects of the Moroccan culture, including food, dialects, and even the tunes of their prayers. This ketubah design embodies the significant Jewish influence on the culture of Morocco, including the Arabian contribution. The overall design of this ketubah is elegant, impactful, and filled with cultural and historical symbols of this land.


07Oct

The Land of Soccer Legends: Argentina Ketubah

The Land of Soccer Legends: Argentina Ketubah

What is so special about Argentina? Whether you ask the locals, or the people who have been lucky enough to visit it, you’ll probably get a ton of different answers. For some, it’s the culture, history, and tradition. For others, it’s the cuisine of Argentina that takes the victory. Then again, many people will agree that their first association with Argentina is soccer, as it is undoubtedly the land of soccer greats. Regardless of the side you take, we’re not gonna argue, ’cause there are no wrong answers here! Argentina is simply enchanting, and that is certainly something we can all agree on. Keep on reading to learn more about some of the most exciting symbols of Argentina.

The city of Buenos Aires is the capital of Argentina located on the Atlantic coast. The city is divided into different neighborhoods, each of which has a whole lot to offer and shows a different side of Argentina. We’re quite positive you’ve heard about Monserrat – famous for its beautiful Plaza de Mayo and galerias, which represent one of the best locations for shopping addicts in Argentina.

As we’ve already mentioned, the cuisine is yet another strong reason to visit Argentina and enjoy all it has to offer. While it is strongly influenced by Spanish and Italian cuisine, Argentina is an absolute leader when it comes to beef, and the most famous dishes include tenderloin, short ribs, skirt steak, and flank steak. Also, when in Argentina, you shouldn’t expect a big breakfast. They prefer to eat light in the morning, but only to make space for a heavy lunch that usually entails the famous beef we discussed. Also, if you like your wine, you’ll feel right at home in Argentina. They’re known for their wines all over the globe, and you shouldn’t leave Argentina before having a glass of Malbec or Torrontes.

When in Argentina, one of the best trips you can invest your time in is to see Iguazu Falls, one of the seven Natural Wonders of the World. Proclaimed the greatest natural treasure Argentina has to offer, the breathtaking Iguazu Falls are taller than Niagra Falls. For those brave enough, there’s even a personalized boat safari taking the tourists under the falls, and you can also experience ziplining through the forest.

If you’re looking for an Argentina-inspired ketubah, our Subte de Buenos Aires is a perfect choice. This is a perfect representative of the Argentinean vibe, as it portrays the first station opened in Buenos Aires.


24May

The Sweetest Love: Fruit Ketubah

The Sweetest Love: Fruit Ketubah

Is there a better feeling in the world than being able to reap the fruit of your labor? And by labor, we don’t just refer to your career and professional accomplishments in life, but more so to all of the achievements that make life great. For instance, the relationship that brings two people in front of such an important, life-changing decision as marriage is nothing less than the fruit of their mutual labor. And if you’re here today before your big day, we congratulate you on nourishing and protecting your love, and we hope you’ll find a perfect ketubah design among our fruit-inspired ketubah pieces.

What’s interesting about fruit is that, throughout history, and in different cultures, it bears different meanings. For instance, apples are seen as symbols of peace in China, whereas apple blossoms are perceived as a representation of female beauty. In other traditions, this fruit stands for different values, including fertility, youthfulness, and wisdom. In Greek mythology, apple trees in possession of Hera, the queen of gods, were guarded by a dragon. In the myth, Hera’s fruit was golden and its taste resembled honey.

In Japanese culture, a peach stands for youthfulness, as in one of their myths, the people who tasted this heaven-sent fruit became younger. On the other hand, in Chinese tradition, this fruit was associated with eternal life, as a goddess grew peaches of immortality that expanded the life span of those who were lucky enough to taste them.

In both Greek and Roman cultures and traditions, a pear is considered a sacred fruit, often mentioned in myths about goddesses including Aphrodite, Hera, and Pomona. In China, on the other hand, it was pear that signified immortality, due to the fact that pear trees are extremely resilient and long-lasting. Another interesting fact about this fruit when it comes to Chinese tradition is that their word for pear also means separation, which is why they believe that sharing this fruit with someone brings bad luck.

The Pomegranates ketubah design is not only a perfect representative of our fruit ketubah collection, but there’s also more to it than what meets the eye. The fruit represented in this ketubah stands for the prosperity and longevity of the Jewish people and Israel, inspired by the beauty and mysticism of this beautiful land. The Pomegranate, being one of the Seven Species of Israel, is a well-known fruit among the Jews, and a common symbol in art and literature.


03May

When You Just Can’t Help Your Sweet Tooth: Candy Crush Ketubah

When You Just Can’t Help Your Sweet Tooth: Candy Crush Ketubah

When it comes to candy crush, what’s the first association that comes to mind? Whether it is the video game or a sugar rush you’re craving – you’re in the right place! Candy is one of those things that make our lives a bit complicated, and often we can find ourselves in a serious dilemma. What is it going to be: sweet indulgence followed with a wave of guilt, or depriving yourself of these forbidden pleasures and remaining at peace with yourself (and the scale)? We get you; that’s what a sweet tooth does to people. As you could already guess, our topic for the day is candy – so make sure to get some if you’re about to check out our candy crush inspired ketubah collection!

Have you ever thought about the history of candy and the ways people enjoyed sugar before it was “banned” by dieticians? Let’s start with a little bit of etymology, as the word candy dates from the 13th century and it is derived from an Arabic word for “made of sugar” – qandi. In ancient times, people weren’t quite occupied with their selection of candy, and their only sweet indulgence was honey. Once they’ve decided to invest a bit more time and effort in their sweet snacks, they started making candied fruits and nuts in honey, taking their production of candy one step further.

It wasn’t until the time of Aztecs and Mayans that chocolate, the most popular piece of candy in history, was discovered. At first, chocolate was not eaten but rather drank, before the cocoa tree was brought to Europe by the Spanish explorers in 1519. However, it wasn’t until 1847 that actual chocolate candy bars were produced. The following year, Henry Nestle and Daniel Peter made candy history by introducing milk chocolate, which is a discovery many of us are eternally grateful for. Statistics say that people all over the world spend more than $7 billion on chocolate only, and you can only imagine the amount of money spent on all kinds of candy available today.

The Sugar Rush ketubah is an ideal representative of our Candy Crush inspired ketubah collection, and a perfect choice for a candy-loving couple. Portraying a small town scenery and a young couple in love, this ketubah design encompasses everything you’d want in a candy-inspired ketubah: romance, vibrant, cheerful colors and designs, and of course – candy obsession!


23Mar

In the Land of the Rising Sun: Japan Ketubah

In the Land of the Rising Sun: Japan Ketubah

What makes Japan stand out so much, and the reason it’s so close to our hearts over at This Is Not a Ketubah is the fact that it is a perfect blend of the traditional and the modern – just like our ketubahs. While we combine modern art and traditional ketubah significance into one, Japan has managed to preserve its rich tradition, history, and culture despite the fact that they’re one of the most urban, modern, advanced countries. It’s safe to say that Japan did not let its soul get consumed or overshadowed by technological inventions and modern innovations, which must be their single most important accomplishment.

From a tourist point of view, it would really be hard to name all the attractions and breathtaking sights Japan offers, so we’ll try to limit this short review to just a few that we found absolutely fascinating. First and foremost, we must mention Mount Fuji, the highest volcano in Japan, which is considered one of the most prominent symbols of this country. Fuji is, in fact, one of the Three Holy Mountains in Japan, the other two being Mount Tate and Mount Haku. What makes Fuji stand out is the untouched nature that surrounds it, including mesmerizing lakes.

If you’re fascinated by Japanese architecture, you certainly wouldn’t want to miss a tour of the Tokyo Skytree – the single tallest tower in all of the world! How tall is the tallest? Well, in this case, precisely 634 meters. And yes, it includes two observation decks for tourists to experience a panoramic view of the capital of Japan.

We’ve already mentioned how Japan is the leader in technology and modernization, which they’ve proven through their fascinating railway network. Only in Japan will you get the opportunity to ride a Shinkansen train that can reach the speed of over 300 km/h! Yes, this is the reason why you can get to various places in Japan rather quickly.

Shinto Shrines and Buddist Temples represent the very essence of Japan and its tradition. These places of worship can be seen throughout the country, as they’re truly an integral part of the life of Japanese people. Either for aesthetic or religious reasons – these temples certainly deserve a spot on your Japan bucket list.

The Fuji Blossoms ketubah portrays the part of Japan that has nothing to do with technology and science, but is just as fascinating. As we’ve already mentioned, Mount Fuji is a Japanese landmark known all around the world for its indescribable nature. This Japan-inspired ketubah piece is a perfect choice for couples who are in love with Japanese nature and culture.


20Mar

The Land of Ice and History: Russia Ketubah

The Land of Ice and History: Russia Ketubah

What is the first thought or a mental image that crosses your mind when Russia is mentioned? Is it the breathtaking architecture, the world-famous literature, the cruel climate in some of the parts of Russia, or their rich history and tradition? Yes, Russia is a story that cannot be told in a few words, but today we’re going to try to present some of its most remarkable symbols. Whether Russia is high on your bucket list, or you’ve already fallen in love with it, we’re quite positive you’ll enjoy this brief about it, as well as our Russia-inspired ketubah collection.

How big is Russia? Instead of talking about the territory, perhaps the best way to describe its magnitude is by pointing out the fact that Russia encompasses jaw-dropping 11 time zones, from Kaliningrad (UTC+2), all the way to Kamchatka (UTC+12). The country of Russia has a population of 144.5 million people, which is yet another testimony of its grandeur. An interesting piece of information regarding Russian time zones is that people living in Kaliningrad are able to watch the President’s New Year address to the nation 9 hours before the New Year arrives since that’s when the President is addressing those in Kamchatka.

Besides many other things, Russia is famous for its breathtaking landscapes, including the Kola Peninsula where mesmerizing northern lights can be experienced, Blue Lake which requires a permit to be visited, as well as the uninhabited Siberian Barguzin Valley. When it comes to monumental facilities, when in Russia one should not miss the opportunity to visit the Russian Museum of St. Petersburg, the National Museum where 2000-years-old gold jewelry is displayed, the Catherine Palace, as well as the Yusupov Palace. If you’re a fan of Russian literature, you’ll certainly have the Dostoevsky House Museum, the Anna Akhmatova Museum, as well as Lermontov Museum, marked on your map.

Russia is largely a Christian Orthodox country, and the home to many fascinating religious facilities, including St Basil’s Cathedral, the Transfiguration Monastery, as well as Grand Choral Synagogue which stands as a testimony of the great role Jewish people had in St. Petersburg. Speaking of the Jewish heritage in Russia, Jewish Museum & Centre of Tolerance is yet another historical and cultural landmark, while also being one of the most visited museums in Russia.

The Babushkas ketubah is a proud representative of our Russia-inspired ketubah collection, as it features perhaps the most prominent symbol of the Russian culture. And being that our ketubah designs celebrate love, this design incorporates two Babushka dolls as a representation of the unity of marriage.


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