A silver kiddush cup is the perfect touch to any Jewish home. It holds wine or grape juice and is used to sanctify the Sabbath, Jewish holidays, weddings and more through a special wine ceremony called Kiddush. Traditionally, the cup is made of sterling silver but they can also be crafted from other materials such as pewter, fine china and pottery. These cups can be ornately decorated and are a treasured gift for almost any occasion.
This gorgeous sterling silver Kiddush cup is a stunning example of a modern Judaica masterpiece. It is hammered and engraved with the blessing for wine, Borei Pri Hagefen and is overlayed with colorful enamel adding an elegant touch to a traditional ritual object. The cup is gold-plated on the inside to preserve the taste of the wine and is made by Nadav Art, a third generation artisan who attended the prestigious Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design in Jerusalem.
While it is a common practice to use only red wine for Kiddush, some authorities allow the use of grape juice if there are practical reasons to do so. This can include people who are not able to drink red wine such as members of the military stationed overseas, pregnant women and those who are breastfeeding.
It is important to remember that a person can only say Kiddush while they are in full possession of their faculties. If they are drunk or inebriated or have taken drugs it is not valid. silver kiddush cup