In Judaism, it has always been considered a mitzvah to perform religious rites with extraordinary objects, as the beauty of the object is said to honor God's commandments. Hence, the amazing array of silver Judaica, or Jewish ceremonial art. The first mention of silver in the Bible occurs in Genesis, where it's noted that Abraham was rich in the radiant metal. Since then, Jews have observed their cycles of prayer and observation with elaborately designed vessels, such as the kiddush cup used for Shabbat and the Jewish holidays, as well as menorahs and other ceremonial items. These are a few of the beautiful silver Judaica items available at Nelson and Nelson:
This large Israeli sterling silver kiddush cup is decorated with an ornate applied filigree and bead design and multi-colored glass stones. A perfect gift for a bar (Bat) Mitzvah or wedding. For more information, click here.
This is a beautiful sterling silver menorah made in Israel in the 1960s. It is designed entirely in the hand-worked sterling silver filigree style with 8 sconces for oil or larger candles. The menorah is hallmarked on the underside of base with Israel and 925, and the filigree retains its original patina and is in very good condition. For more information, click here.
A lovely pair of Israeli sterling silver kiddush cups in excellent condition is decorated with an ornate applied filigree and bead design. Fully hallmarked with a beautiful patina, these cups are a perfect wedding gift for a traditional wedding ceremony! For more information, click here.