Dovid Bashevkin is the Director of Education at NCSY and author of Sin·a·gogue: Sin and Failure in Jewish Thought. He is the founder of 18Forty, a media site exploring big Jewish questions. His Twitter feed is @DBashIdeas.
Why is the ketubah, this mundane financial document guaranteeing the rights of the woman, so paradigmatic of the Jewish marriage? And why bother decorating it?
Jewish wisdom on how to get going when the going gets tough.