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The Tenaim -translated

Please Note: The following text is for informational purposes only. Tenaim must be filled out, executed and witnessed under appropriate Rabbinic supervision.
To Good Fortune!
"May it come up and sprout forth like a green garden
One who finds a wife finds a great good
And obtains favor of G-d Who is good
Who endorses this union."

May the One Who determines the ultimate from the outset bestow a good name and lastingness to the obligations and conditions which were discussed and stipulated to by the two parties, that is, from one side___(1)___ who represents the groom ___(2)___ and from the second side ___(3)___ who represents the bride ___(4)___, that all the obligations of the groom toward the bride have been fulfilled, and likewise, all the obligations of the bride toward the groom have been fulfilled. Neither has any claims or demands on the other, but there remains yet to fulfill that the above-named groom marries the above named bride, through Chuppa and betrothal, in accordance with the law of Moshe and Yisrael, on the ___(5)___ day of ___(6)___ in the year ___(7)___.

They shall not run away nor conceal from each other anything with regard to their possessions, rather they should equally share authority over their possessions, in peace and tranquility, as is the way of those who are children of the Torah and who are in awe of G-d. All this was done with perfect understanding and due deliberation. We have effected the legal formality of binding agreement from both parties an all that is written and elaborated above, by an instrument that is legally appropriate for establishing a transaction,

AND EVERYTHING IS VALID AND CONFIRMED.

Attested to_____________________________, Witness

Attested to_____________________________, Witness

Explanation of the blanks

1) Name of Groom's representative, usually his father.
2) Name of groom.
3) Name of bride's representative, usually her father.
4) Name of bride.
5) Date of the upcoming Wedding.
6) Month of the upcoming Wedding.
7) Year of the upcoming Wedding.

 

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