In an unusual display, a wedding in Israel was tainted due to a dispute over the ketubah.
At the wedding the argument erupted after the couple were formally married and had done kiddushin.
It was at that point that the husband stated the value of the ketubah at 180 thousand shekels, while the wife demanded that the ketubah be 555 thousands shekels.
She claimed that the amount would ward off ayin hara (evil eye).
The argument got worse and family members started to get involved, at which point the groom stormed out of the wedding hall.
A few minutes later all the guests from the groom’s side left as well.
The bride’s lawyer, the law firm of David Rosen, stated that the couple had only been married for an hour.
The bride filed for divorce immediately after the tiff, claiming alimony in the amount of half a million shekels in addition to the amount written in ketubah of 180 thousand shekels.
The bride’s argument stated that she deserved compensation for financial damages, because the couple had not opened a joint bank account together yet and all the wedding gift checks “had thus gone down the drain.”
The court closed the case two weeks ago, ruling that due to the emotional stress and financial losses on both sides, neither should be compensated.