The Kiddush Cup (kiddishe bris) is the ritual vessel we use to sanctify Shabbat and Jewish holidays by saying the blessing over wine or grape juice. Most families have a special silver kiddush cup that is used for this purpose only and handed down from generation to generation.
Silver is one of the most ideal materials for Kiddush cups because it is purer and lasts longer than many other types of metal. The cup is often engraved with names of family members words of blessing to God and symbols such as stars of David lions vines and flowers which represent the history of the Jewish people.
When this silver Kiddush cup came to me it was bent out of shape with dents and dings in the base and stem which I improved as well as polishing the outside and inside. The owner was very pleased with the results and now it is back in her hands to be used at her family’s weekly Sabbath meals.
The rim of this unique Kiddush cup is covered with gold which helps to preserve the taste and quality of the wine or grape juice in it. The bottom of the cup is angled with a delicate but sturdy silver sphere that completes the design. The cup was made by Avi Nadav, a third generation artisan from a line of silversmiths and he is known for his incredible creations that combine advanced modern techniques with traditional handcrafting skills. silver kiddush cup