A silver kiddush cup is a beautiful way to commemorate Jewish traditions and make a statement on your Shabbat and holiday table. The cup holds wine or grape juice that is sanctified with a blessing during the Sabbath or holidays. Most Jewish families have a special goblet or glass for the Kiddush blessing that they use each week to mark their ritual celebrations.
Kiddush cups are crafted from many different materials including gold, ceramics and pewter but the best one for the purpose is silver. The reason is that silver has antibacterial and anti-fungal properties making it ideal for the purpose.
Besides the material, the silver kiddush cup should have a design that is beautiful and meaningful to you. Many people prefer to have their family names engraved on the cups, but you can also get creative and come up with a more interesting design.
The design of a silver kiddush cup can vary from a simple town scene to a more elaborate depiction of a synagogue. Some of the most popular designs include grapes to represent the wine or grape juice that is being blessed and biblical scenes that are symbolic of Jewish history.
A sterling silver Kiddush cup is an excellent gift for virtually any occasion, such as a Bar or Bat Mitzvah, wedding or even a baby’s birth. It is a timeless heirloom that will be enjoyed for generations to come. Browse the selection at Baltinester Jewelry to find a set that you will love and cherish.