The Mozambique Ketuba
Date Nisan 5769
The first thing that inspired Norman was the location of the wedding and the home of the couple. On the beach in Barra, Mozambique.
The young couple left their taxi on a busy street in Jerusalem and met with the artist in his studio, sitting with him for about an hour. They were in love with the ketuba of Aliya and Pini, Norman's daughter and son-in-law and hoped that their ketuba would be very similar. The artist decided to have the mountains of Mozambique as the crown of the circle, and beach (complete with the happy couple in love) looking at the sunset over the mountains just before their Huppa, marriage canopy.
"I am my beloved's and my beloved is mine", Song of Songs 6:30, adorns the crown of the Ketuba. And of course, Norman wanted Jerusalem to be visible and so he placed a Jerusalem landscape at the bottom of the ketuba.
Upon request: Four simple corners for the couple's ketuba.
The sun sets over the mountains of Barra and the young couple stand on the beach, hand-in-hand, after their marriage ... the bride is still wearing the traditional head covering after her vows.