These Ketubot were created in the workshop of Daniel Azoulay. Daniel, who was born in Morocco and raised in Israel, is a prize-winning graduate of the prestigious Bezalel Art Academy in Jerusalem. He is a prolific artist who has been creating Judaic items over twenty years and has exhibited his works in galleries and museums in Israel, Europe, and the United States. Daniel brings to all his work a dedication to perfection, which is attested to by his careful attention to details of design, color, and execution.
After finishing school, I began designing ritual objects and at the same time, I began to examine my own memories, associations, and experience with Judaism. I come from a family that immigrated to Israel in the mid-50’s, bringing with it a rich assortment of legends, stories, songs, and fragrances. We brought with us, as well, a great joy and a simple reverence for the Sabbath and for the Chagim that served as the guidelines for our life here. Throughout the years, when I sit down to design I remember the sounds, and colors, and textures of my childhood and try to transcribe these memories into festive and intricately designed papercut ketubot..” Daniel Azoulay ultimately aims to combine his personal experiences as a Jew, and his aesthetic sensibilities as a designer with the rules, guidelines, and traditions of Judaism in order to create meaningful and beautiful new designs. The acquisition of one of Daniel’s ketubot represents, in a very real sense, a beautiful beginning in establishing a Jewish home.