The Jewish Prenuptial Gets an Artsy Update

In a Jewish marriage, the modern-day ketubah, a prenuptial agreement, is standard and unorthodox. The traditional ketubah outlined the responsibilities within a couple’s union. It was typically written in Aramaic, signed by two witnesses and geared toward Jewish heterosexual couples. But the document has evolved, just like the idea of marriage. “The ketubah in its…

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Thank Heaven for Charo

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. — Maria Rosario Pilar Lorenza Emilia Eugenia Martinez Molina Baeza De La Osa Rasten — you know her as Charo — was walking through her home looking for her husband, singing, “Good morning, good morning,” when she found him. He had shot himself. Kjell Rasten was 78 when he died in February.…

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Celebrating Summer

The Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater celebrated the 50th anniversary of the Ailey School on June 13 at Lincoln Center. The Trevor Project, a suicide prevention group for L.G.B.T.Q. youth, held a gala on June 17 at Cipriani Wall Street. And the Untermyer Gardens Conservancy in Yonkers celebrated the summer solstice on June 19.