Ritual

Shabbat Ritual

Come and view World of Judaica's collection of Shabbat ritual items. From Kiddush cups to Havdalah sets, make sure your Shabbat is full of beauty and joy.

Havdalah Sets

Browse through World of Judaica's exquisite collection of Havdalah Sets, including those designed by the famous Israeli artist Yair Emanuel.

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Candlesticks

Jewish women light candles to mark the beginning of Shabbat and Jewish Holidays. Choose one of our sets of stunning glass, crystal and sterling silver candlestick sets.

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Kiddush Cups

World of Judaica has a massive selection of Kiddush Cups which will suit any taste and are appropriate for Shabbat, Jewish Holidays and any lifecycle event.

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Kiddush Fountains

World of Judaica offers a wonderful selection of Kiddush fountains in sterling silver to amaze your guests at the next Shabbat dinner.

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Washing Cups

Washing cups come in a variety of materials and styles. Check out World of Judaica's ritual hand washing cups for sale.

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Shabbat Ritual

In Judaism, there is a tradition to perform the various ceremonies and commandments with elaborate items. From Kiddush cups to Challah Boards and Tallit Bags, virtually all of the Judaica items used to perform mitzvoth – commandments – have been transformed into works of art via this tradition. Sterling silver items have always been popular and can be found in virtually all areas of Jewish religious life. For religious Judaica items, make sure to browse through our collection of Tallits.

At World of Judaica, we offer a wide variety of Judaica items that can be used in the most common Jewish rituals, such as Challah boards, Kiddush cups and candlesticks. These items are almost always emblazoned with decorations of some kind, typically vines, floral patterns, wave and line designs as well as the city of Jerusalem, or even a combination of the two. This is also true for large items such as washing cups and Elijah cups, although these are also popular as simple silver cups.

If you would like a traditional looking Challah Board or Kiddush cup, a cup or board engraved with a floral pattern together with clusters of grapes and the other 7 species the land of Israel is known for is a great option for a Jewish Wedding gift. Those who would like to show their affinity and support for the state of Israel can find these same items with a traditional scene of the Old City of Jerusalem on the sides. Finally, for anyone who would like a simpler item, we offer numerous items with no decorations on them.

We at World of Judaica invite you to browse our selection of Shabbat ritual Judaica items that can be used in numerous rituals. If you are unsure as to an item’s use, look at our learning center where you can find information about different Jewish Holidays, Rituals and Lifecycle events. If you have further questions about a specific item, feel free to Contact Us and a representative will be happy to answer your questions.

Shabbat Ritual Guide

Shabbat is the Jewish day of rest, also called the Sabbath. Shabbat takes place from Friday night after candle lighting to Saturday night once three stars have been spotted in the sky. One this day of rest, multiple forms of work are prohibited.

Jews rest on the seventh day of the week before it is said that G-d rested after six days of creating the world. Shabbat is deemed as a time of holiness, reflection, prayer, and community.

What are Shabbat Rituals?

Shabbat rituals include blessings unique to this holy day as well as three Shabbat meals. The blessings are made over candle lighting, wine for the Kiddush, washing hands in the Netilat, and blessing Challah in the Hamotzi. These are four important elements of Shabbat. Jews thank G-d by blessing the fruit of the vine and the bread from the ground (therefore blessing all food). Shabbat is a time to reflect and take a break from the chaos of the week.

The three Shabbat meals include Friday night dinner, Saturday lunch, and the third meal Seudat Shlishit Saturday evening. It is traditional to invite guests over to partake in these joyous meals.

Shabbat Judaica

Shabbat Judaica includes items that can help you complete the Mitzvah of beautifying the Shabbat. These items include candlesticks, Kiddush cups, Challah boards, Challah knives, Challah covers, washing cups, tablecloths and Blech covers.

It is important for the Shabbat table to be inviting, in addition to representing the special nature of Shabbat. It is traditional for families to use their finest China for Shabbat or to put flowers on the table. Shabbat meals almost always include guests.

Materials & Decorations

Candlesticks can be made from wood, metal, and glass. Sterling silver candlesticks tend to be the most expensive but also make a big statement. It is traditional for married women to light two candles, so candlesticks are sold in pairs. Candlesticks can feature a simple design or a motif of birds, pomegranates, and more.

Challah boards are often made of wood, while Challah covers are made of silk or cloth material. These Judaica items are important for covering and blessing the Challah on Shabbat.

Washing cups can be made of pewter, tin, and sterling silver as well. Washing cups are often displayed prominently near a kitchen sink so it is a good idea to put out your finest washing cup when guests arrive.

Tablecloths will help you decorate your lovely Shabbat table. Tablecloths and runners can be made of cloth, raw silk, linen, and velvet. Hebrew text such as 'Shabbat ve Yom Tov' may be written here.

For More Information

For more information about Shabbat Ritual items or other Judaica items, feel free to contact our Judaica experts with any questions or concerns.

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