If you’re Jewish, you probably know that there is a special cup (usually silver) for making Kiddush. This cup carries the blessing for the sanctification of Shabbat and other holy occasions. Traditionally, wine or grape juice is used in the cup for sanctification. The blessing is recited over the poured wine, and the Jewish people rejoice in God’s gift of life and His bounty. A Kiddush Fountain brings a sense of ceremony and elegance to your home, especially when it’s used in conjunction with other silver Sabbath items, like Sabbath candlesticks, a polished hardwood challah board, and a pristine linen tablecloth.
A fountain is a great way to simplify the process of making Kiddush because it allows the host to pour directly into smaller, matching cups that can then be passed around the table. This is a much more hygienic and convenient solution than simply filling a few smaller glasses from a main wine glass. It also adds a beautiful centerpiece to your Shabbat or Holiday table that your family and guests will enjoy and talk about for years to come.
There are many different styles of Kiddush Fountains to choose from, so you can pick the one that matches your decor best. Some are more traditional, while others are modern and contemporary. Some are even custom and personalized, allowing you to make them truly your own. Whether you’re looking for a traditional or modern design, you’re sure to find the perfect Kiddush Fountain for your home at any price point.
The makers of the products we carry create their Judaica with passion and love, so you can be sure that you’re getting high-quality pieces made by seasoned artisan. In fact, many of our artisan’s families have been in the business for generations, creating objects that represent Jewish history and tradition. For a master artisan such as Jizchak Bier, who is over ninety years old and still makes these beautiful objects, it’s not just a job—it’s a labor of love and faith in the future of his people.
Choosing the Right Kiddush Cup
You can use any type of wine or grape juice for Kiddush, but most Jews prefer red table wine that has been aged well. This is because our ancestors typically would not have had access to wine from the finest vineyards, so they valued wines with a rich and pronounced taste.
While many Jews use their Kiddush cups for every occasion, it’s also common to have a special set of Kiddush cups that are reserved for the most sacred ceremonies. These might include holidays, weddings, bar mitzvahs, or any other religious event. If you’re going to be using a special Kiddush cup, it is important that it is engraved with the Hebrew phrase “Boreh pri ha gefen” (“Creator of the fruit of the vine”) or some similar phrase, so that the blessing is properly recited.
We hope this article will inspire you to choose the right Kiddush cup for your next occasion, and that it will serve as a reminder of the importance of keeping our Jewish traditions alive. With that in mind, we thank you for shopping with us, and we look forward to serving you again soon!