Shabbat is the most important day of the week; a day to pause, rest and reflect. On this day, Hashem offered the Jewish people a chance to pause, rest and reflect. From Kiddush cups to Challah covers, a lot goes into making sure that Shabbat lives up to the time that it’s meant to be. Our merchandise is for the person who wants to embrace the Shabbat Kodesh with their family in a meaningful manner. Let us help you achieve that goal.
Shabbat is the Jewish day of rest. According to the Torah, the Shabbat observes the day God rested after creating the world. The word itself means "he rested." The day is considered holy and should be recognized as a day of peace. People should refrain from working or engaging in certain activities on the Shabbat. Shabbat lasts from Friday night until sundown on Saturday evening.
Havdalah sets include the items required to perform the Havdalah ceremony. The Havdalah ceremony is performed on Saturday night and separates the holy day of Shabbat from the rest of the work week.
Havdalah sets consist of a Kiddush cup, a spice or incense box, and a candle holder intended for a multi-wick candle. These items may vary in shapes, materials, and colors. Havdalah sets may have the image of Jerusalem engraved on each item as a reminder of the holy land.
Candles and Candle Holders
Candles play an important role on Shabbat. They mark both the beginning and end of Shabbat. Shabbat begins with the lighting of the Shabbat candles, and a prayer is typically said immediately afterward. Havdalah candles which typically have a braided design and multiple wicks, are used during the Havdalah ceremony at the close of Shabbat.
Shabbat candles may not be moved once they are lit, and since they have such special spiritual meaning to them, it's important that you pick out special candle holders for them to sit in. Some candleholders or candlesticks feature a view of Jerusalem, serving as an eternal reminder of the holy land; others may feature the Star of David, the universal symbol for Judaism and a reminder of the duality of the world (the spiritual world, which consists of God in Heaven, and the physical world, which takes place on Earth.)
Shabbat candleholders and candlesticks may be plain and modest, or bold and beautiful. When choosing your Shabbat candleholders or candlesticks, you should always select the ones that speak to you spiritually, as they are representative of your relationship with God.
Travel candles are convenient in that they usually come in a foldable holder that makes it easy to transport them when you are going to be away from home. This enables you to honor the Shabbat even while traveling. Travel candlesticks may be square, octagon, or spherical in shape, and fold out into adjoined candle holders for small travel candles. Some travel candlesticks feature a scene of Jerusalem; others are engraved with ornate designs.
Shabbat meals begin over a cup of wine, along with a blessing. A special goblet is typically used as a Kiddush cup during the Kiddush ceremony.
Kiddush cups come in a variety of styles and are made from a variety of materials. Though Kiddush cups are traditionally shaped as a goblet, they may also be shaped like a regular drinking glass. Most Kiddush cups feature ornate designs, such as the city of Jerusalem, although they may also feature other Jewish symbols, such as the Star of David.
There are also Kiddush cups designed for children, in which your little ones can drink grape juice out of during the family Kiddush ceremony. Kiddush cups are usually made out of pewter or silver, although some feature bright, bold colors and designs.
If you need Challah covers to protect your loaf of bread prior to your Shabbat celebration or decorative salt and pepper shakers, there are plenty of items to choose from. Make your Shabbat special by ensuring that you're prepared.