On the left panel, in hand-cut embossed metal, King Solomon’s Song of Songs speaks lovingly of “my darling among maidens.” On the right panel, a passage from the Book of Jeremiah promises “I will betroth you.” These words of love are punctuated by proud peacocks and trees rooted in the land – symbols of beauty and prosperity.
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.