Important Judaica


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Poland or Ukraine, c.1840. Beaker form. Engraved with scrolling designs, a synagogue or house and a central cartouche which is inscribed in Hebrew: “THIS IS THE CUP OF SHMIROT”. Often, when the rabbinical leader of a community (The Rebbe) would have a favorite follower or student, he would give him some of his silver coins or silver eating utensils. The recipient would take these coins or utensils to a silversmith to make them into a cup or if he was given a significant gift, a menorah. More often than not, the coins were scarce so the cups made were small. These “Shmirah” cups were held in great esteem since their silver content had been previously owned by a Tzaddik, a holy person. An added holiness would, therefore, be bestowed upon the user during the recitation of the Kiddush on the Sabbath.2.7” tall. ………..