Daniel H. Gordis
The Ketubah: Evolutions in the Jewish Marriage Contract
Once a protection for women, the traditional ketubah has been critiqued by liberal Jews on several grounds.
Nissuin: The Second of the Two Ceremonies
The substance of nissuin, the actual marriage ceremony, are seven blessings that reflect the themes of creation, joy, and bride and groom.
Erusin: The First of the Two Ceremonies
Erusin, the ancient betrothal ceremony, includes two blessings and the ring ceremony, and is followed by the reading of the marriage contract.