A silver kiddush cup is a necessary part of any Jewish home. It is used to hold wine or grape juice for the Jewish Sabbath and Holidays. These cups can be crafted from a variety of materials, including sterling silver, pewter, and pottery. They may be ornately decorated with grapes and other fruits, a synagogue, a townscape, or initials. The designs can be unique and personal while still adhering to the rules of the Jewish religion.
Silver is known to be a purer metal than most others. It does not corrode or rust and can last a lifetime when properly cared for. Silver is also anti-fungal and bacteria resistant. This is why it has been used for Jewish ritual items since biblical times.
Kiddush is a blessing that is recited over wine or grape juice to sanctify Shabbat and Jewish holidays. It is customary to pour the wine or grape juice into a special goblet or cup for the ceremony. These cups are called a Kiddush cup and they can be crafted in many styles. Most of the ones sold today are crafted in sterling silver. They are usually made by Israeli artists.
These Judaica pieces are a great way to make a general ceremony more personal for one’s family. They are a wonderful gift for a Bar or Bat Mitzvah, wedding, or even for a new baby. They are a beautiful addition to any Jewish home and will be treasured for generations to come.