A Kiddush cup is a special Jewish ritual vessel used for sanctifying the Sabbath or holidays with wine. The cup can be modern or traditional and is usually crafted from silver. It is an important part of the sanctifying ceremony and it should be special to you as it will be passed around to family and guests. The Kveller collection has a wide variety of unique and elegant Kiddush cups to choose from. You can find modern, beaker style cups that are unadorned and have just a simple silver band on the base or you can opt for a beautiful glass that stands on a stem similar to a wine-glass. Some of the modern designs also feature a fountain where wine trickles from a main goblet into small cups standing beneath on a tray.
A traditional Kiddush cup is usually ornate and can have images of fruit, birds, animals or even people. Many of these cups are designed to be passed down from generation to generation as a family heirloom or given as magnificent gifts for weddings and bar and bat mitzvahs. They can also be personalized with the person’s name or words from the sanctification prayer, boreh pri hagafen.
It is important that the cup is in perfect condition for a Kiddush ceremony to be done correctly. It should be completely sanitized and not chipped or cracked. It is also not respectful to use a cup that has been used previously for another purpose; it must be completely clean. kiddush cup