The Mo­roc­can Ke­tubah

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Jews have been a small but con­stant com­mu­ni­ty in Mo­roc­co, since the de­struc­tion of the Sec­ond Tem­ple. In Mo­roc­co for cen­turies, the Jews mixed heav­i­ly with the lo­cal Arab pop­u­la­tion — in­flu­enc­ing the Jew­ish Mo­roc­can di­alects, tra­di­tion­al foods, and even the tunes of their clas­sic Jew­ish prayers.
The Mo­roc­can Ke­tubah is based on the tra­di­tion­al Ke­tubot of the Mo­roc­can Jews, par­tic­u­lar­ly their mid 19th cen­tu­ry style of Ke­tubot. In this Ke­tubah, you can see the sub­tle Ara­bic in­flu­ence on the Mo­roc­can Jew­ish style. The Horse­shoe arch is an im­por­tant ar­chi­tec­tur­al fea­ture that is rep­re­sent­ed in this Ke­tubah. The text is dec­o­rat­ed on the top with an elab­o­rate rep­re­sen­ta­tion of the vous­soir, adding an im­por­tance and glam­our to the text. It frames the texts and in­cor­po­rates the sev­enth she­va bra­chot above and be­low.

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