Conservative Ketubah Text with Lieberman Clause
The Lieberman Clause has been introduced by the Conservative movement as a way to further protect women in the case of divorce.
Traditional Conservative Aramaic with Egalitarian English(English is not a translation of the Aramaic.)
This ketubah witnesses before God and man, that on the ______ day of the week, the ____of the month ____, in the year 57__, corresponding to (secular calendar date), the holy covenant of marriage was entered into between _____, the groom, and _____, his bride, at (place). Duly conscious of the solemn obligations of marriage, the groom made the following declaration to his bride: “You are consecrated to me as my wife according to the holy laws and traditions of Moses and Israel. I will love, honor, and cherish you; I will protect and support you, and I will faithfully care for your needs, as required by Jewish law and tradition.” And the bride made the following declaration to the groom: In accepting the marriage ring. I promise my love and devotion, and I take upon myself the fulfillment of all the duties incumbent upon a Jewish wife.” And both together agreed that if this marriage shall ever be dissolved under civil law, then either husband or wife may invoke the authority of the Beth Din of the Rabbinical Assembly and the Jewish Theological Seminary of America or its duly authorized representatives, to decide what action by either spouse is then appropriate under Jewish matrimonial law; and if either spouse shall fail to honor the demand of the other or to carry out the decision of the Beth Din or its representative, the other spouse may invoke any and all remedies available in civil law and equity to enforce compliance with the Beth Din’s decision and this solemn obligation. Bride and Groom then together declared before God and man that they have assigned their names to this ketubah of their own free will without reservation or restraint and the they intend to be bound by this holy covenant so long as they shall live.
Bride ____________ Groom ____________ Witness ____________ Witness ____________ Rabbi ____________