FRANCESCA: Despite everything I’ve put her through, I just got the loveliest phone call from Enya Keshet, the artist in Israel who is making our Ketubah.
My fiancé and I are writing our own vows instead of using a traditional Ketubah text. About two weeks ago, I sent Enya our ketubah-vow text, and she promptly sent me the beautiful calligraphy layout proof. I noticed then, that I had made some mistakes in the text I sent her. In a series of emails, I asked her to make a few slight word and punctuation changes.
Just as I was about to give her the final OK, I saw that in the layout, my full name was split up onto two lines with my first name on the top line and my middle and last names on the following. I couldn’t help it, the split-up name bugged me.
I emailed her, I know I’m just being picky, but could you please put my name all on one line?
She wrote back that my request was sooo ketubah. She wrote, It happens all the time. Maybe this will be the most traditional characteristic of your ketubah.