Elijah & Miriam Cups
Passover is the Jewish Holiday in which Jews celebrate freedom and redemption, specifically the exodus from Egypt and the future redemption to be heralded by Elijah the Prophet, or Eliyahu HaNavi in Hebrew. One way that the future redemption is referred to is by filling a special cup called Elijah’s Cup with wine.
If you would like an Elijah’s Cup, there are numerous options to choose from. First of all, these cups can be made of almost any material imaginable – from sterling silver to lacquered wood. Crystal goblets and cups made of porcelain are popular as well. We at World of Judaica invite you to browse our selection of stunning Sterling Silver Elijah Cups.
In terms of the decorations on an Elijah’s Cup, the most popular designs are of Jerusalem or clusters of grapes. However, other traditional designs, such as the Seven Species and floral patterns are equally popular decorations. Regardless of the design, your Elijah Cup will be a traditional Judaica item that can be displayed proudly in your home.
If you would like a nontraditional Elijah’s cup, an alternative or addition to Elijah’s Cup is Miriam’s Cup. Miriam’s Cups are a modern innovation that seeks to include women in the Passover Seder by recalling the greatness of the Jewish Prophetess Miriam, who was Moses and Aaron’s older sister. These cups are nearly identical to Elijah’s Cup, but are often decorated with depictions of Miriam. Miriam Cups also frequently contain the verses referring to her participation in the rejoining in the Exodus in the Bible.
We at World of Judaica invite you to browse our gallery of traditional and unique Elijah and Miriam cups made of lacquered wood and sterling silver. If you have any questions, feel free to contact us and a customer service representative will be happy to answer your questions and address your concerns.