The illustrations surrounding the text of this Ketubah are hand-cut embossed silver metal. Depictions of vineyard grapes, fruits of the sea, the lion of Judah, lovely peacocks and other symbols of fertility, life, love and wealth of the land are supplemented by the poetry of the Book of Jeremiah.
Ketubah Artist Bio
Gad Almaliah z’l was born and raised in Jerusalem. He graduated from the Bezalel Academy of Art in Jerusalem and studied at the school of Visual Arts in New York City. Almaliah served as president of the Graphic Designer’s Association of Israel for 15 years. Gad designed postal stamps for the Israeli, United States and Mexican Postal Services. In addition, the Israeli Government commissioned him to design coins and medals as well as the emblem for the six day war. He produced books on design and numerous posters. Almaliah designed Judaic sculpture and ritual objects, and produced books on design, as well as numerous posters. He is survived by his wife Joan, who continues sharing his beautiful art with the world.