Silver Kiddush Cup Vintage
Handmade sterling silver Kiddush cup vintage. Sterling silver Kiddush cup vintage with filigree designs around and set with red & green agate stones & tiger eye stone & around filigree wires around borders. It was made in Jerusalem early 1960’s. Dimension diameter 8.5 cm X 15.8 cm cm approximately.
Kiddush Cup in Hebrew language means sanctification. By saying the traditional blessing over the wine cup , we sanctify the Sabbath or the Jewish holiday by G-D command as says the Torah holy bible.
The Torah sanctified the Sabbath as G-d has created the entire world in six days, and rested on the seventh day. The Sabbath in Hebrew means stop action. The Torah has commended, in the 10 commandments, the Jewish people to keep and to remember the Sabbath. An observant Jew has to behave by the sages books how to observe Shabbats by the 39 restriction rules. These thirty nine rules are the basic guideline as what is forbidden to do or what is allowed. These thirty nine rules derive from the action the Kohanim (Jewish priests) were doing in the temple the whole seven days.
On Sabbath evening, or Jewish holiday evening, one has to recite the Kiddush over the wine cup so to honor the Beginning of the holly day.
This rule is repeated also after coming back from the synagogue , and before having the meal.
Kiddush cups during generation have had a lot of skilled artist and ingenuity. Silversmiths over generation created beautiful wine cups made in silver, ceramic and many different metals as well.
There are many opinions as what is the minimum quantity of wine demanded to the Kiddush. After the blessing ,you must drink a mouthful sip and pass the goblet over to the rest of meal participants. The Chala ( the 2 pieces of whole bread ) must be covered by Chala cover until the wine blessing is over.