The Great Synagogue in Florence, Italy was built just eleven years after Italian Reunification, when Jews were no longer required to live in ghettos. It was built in Via Farini, which, at the time was at the edge of a rapidly developing city. The architects, chosen through a competition, were Treves, Falcini, and Micheli. Completed in 1882 after eight years of construction, it was inspired by the Byzantine church, Hagia Sofia, in Istanbul (Constantinople), yet also shows Moorish and Art Nouveau influences both in the interior and exterior design.
The upper portion of this ketubah is based on the exterior of the synagogue, with its beautifully carved stone fa ade, octagonal turrets, and copper dome. The lower portion of the ketubah is based on a design motif found above the synagogue s aron kodesh (holy ark). The color scheme is true to the original. The landscape at the top of the ketubah shows two Italian cypress trees, growing together on the soft, rolling hills so typical to the Tuscan countryside.
English texts on all Ketubahs are interpretations and not literal translations.
Your Rabbi can fill in the necessary information on your Ketubah, or for a caligraphically uniform look, you can have the Ketubah personalized by the artist for an extra charge (see below).
For personalization check the box below and click here to print out the Ketubah information form.
NOTE: If you are ordering a NON personalized ketubah you must still specify the date of the wedding so we can get the ketubah to you in time! Fill in the fields below.