Rabbi Dan Shevitz based this ritual on the use of an oath to assume responsibilities between individuals. It relies on the model of the halachic understanding of another case of obligations created between individuals which duplicated those imposed by the Torah, namely, adoption. In an adoption, the adopting parents, by means of an oath (which may be implied or explicit) assume the responsibilities that the law imposes on biological parents. Here, the context and language reflect the language of mutual obligations found in the ketubah. Rabbi Shevitz has also included a ceremony of dissolution in case of divorce.