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Kiddush Cups Guide

At the beginning of Shabbat and Jewish Holidays, the tradition is to mark the beginning with a blessing over a cup of wine known as “Kiddush”. The normal practice is for everyone present to drink a bit of the wine after the blessing is made. Shabbat and Holiday meals usually have a large number of people present, so sometimes only the family drinks out of the Kiddush cups and other guests are given the wine in separate cups.

What is a Kiddush Cup?

The Kiddush cup is a beautifully designed goblet that is usually personalized for the Shabbat meal. It is more sophisticated than an ordinary glass or cup.

Materials

Kiddush cups are usually made of a precious metal such as Sterling Silver or Nickel. However, lacquered wood is also used as is ceramic.

Decorations

Kiddush cups typically are painted if they are made from ceramic or wood and engraved if from sterling silver or nickel. Ceramic and wood cups usually are painted with traditional depictions of Israel, different types of animals and the Seven Species of fruits and grains Israel is known for.

Sterling Silver Kiddush cups have the most variety in their decorations. These cups can feature the type of simple, yet elegant designs found on silver items from the Renaissance such as ropes and floral patterns. They may also have fancy decorations such as grape clusters, Jerusalem and engravings of the blessing made over wine, “Boreh Pri HaGefen”, or “He who created the fruit of the vine” in English.

Personalization

Kiddush cups can be personalized in several different ways. The most popular way is by having names engraved. This is especially popular if the cup is to be a wedding gift. However, it can also be personalized further if the recipient would like to choose exactly what will be on the cup.

For More Information

For more information on Kiddush Cups or Shabbat, feel free to contact our Judaica experts with any questions or concerns.

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