Almost any item can be Judaica if it is used in conjunction with the performance of a commandment or to perform some ritual in Judaism. However, even mundane objects such as forks, spoons and serving utensils can also be considered Judaica items. Consequently, there are Judaica items that don’t appear to be as such. One such item is serving piece sets.
There are some well known serving pieces that are used during Jewish Holidays and Shabbat, such as Challah Knives, the Seder Plate used on Passover and Honey Dishes used on Rosh HaShana. However, also included in this category are simpler items such as forks and salad tongs.
Judaica-themed serving pieces such as forks, spoons and cake cutters are often decorated with common, easily recognized symbols like engravings of Menorahs, Hamsas and Stars of David. Some of the fancier sterling silver serving pieces have their tops molded in the shapes of these same symbols. If you would like a unique piece, consider serving pieces that have Hebrew words cut into them, such as spoons with word "Mazal", Hebrew for “luck”, cut into the bowl.
Serving pieces are great gift ideas, especially for weddings. If you would like to personalize your set of cutlery, consider engraving the names of the couple or have a symbol of significance to them on the pieces. If you would like to give a gift of gravy boats or a platter for butter, consider engraving Judaica symbols together with filigree floral patterns.
We at World of Judaica invite you to view our selection of beautiful sterling silver serving pieces. If you would like to learn more about symbols important in Judaism, visit our education pages. If you still have questions or concerns, contact us and a customer service rep will be happy to address any questions you may have.