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Signing Ketubah


Is it permitted for witnesses to sign a ketubah with their first and last name? Meaning they sign as on a normal government or financial document without mentioning “ben ploni”. If this was already done on someone’s ketubah is that fine?




When the witnesses sign their names, they should write their name and ben ploni, as is written in Shulchan Aruch Even Haezer 130-11. In retrospect, if it wasn’t written the kesuba is still kosher. It should be noted that this is a question that should be posed to the mesader kedushin himself.

Best wishes


שולחן ערוך אבן העזר הלכות גיטין סימן קל סעיף יא “כשחותם העד, צריך לכתוב שמו ושם אביו, כגון יוסף בן יעקב עד. כתב: יוסף עד, או בן יעקב עד, או יוסף בן יעקב, ולא כתב עד, כשר”. וע”ש סימן קכט סעיף ט “אם לא הזכיר שם אבי האיש או שם אבי האשה, כשר”.


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