Romance & Ritual: Celebrating the Jewish Wedding
This title explores the Jewish wedding and related themes of courtship and married life through customs and rituals from different times and places. Included are many treasured works, including rare, illuminated ketubbot (wedding contracts) from the 17th to 20th centuries and embroidered Wimpels or Torah binders; newly restored American wedding gowns from the late 19th century to the present, personal and touching stories; portraits and mementos - postcards, sheet music, invitations - that celebrate the universal aspirations couples have when embarking upon marriage. Essays on wedding dress preservation and recommendations to the modern bride are also included.
Published in association with the Skirball’s 2001 exhibition Romance and Ritual: Celebrating the Jewish Wedding.
Paperbound, 144 pages