I want to thank you and your staff for all you did to help us select and receive the beautiful miniature kiddush cups. We purchased these for our seniors who are residents of the Kobernick-Anchin campus here in Sarasota, Florida who previously had been using plastic cups! We dedicated the new kiddush cups at our Kabbalat Shabbat service - residents held the cups with such joy, they loved the Jerusalem design which reminded them of long-ago visits to Israel. Several residents with Alzheimer's spoke up, some for the first time in months. Thank you so much. Rabbi Barbara Aiello, resident rabbi, Kobernick Campus, Sarasota, FL
Silver Plated Yemenite Shofar with Jerusalem and Grape Vine
This is a distinctive and elegant Yemenite Judaica shofar made of a polished kudu horn. Its natural, multi-toned beauty is complemented by the addition of silver plated accoutrements, engraved with images of Jerusalem and grapes in contrasting hues of gold.
Bring home this distinctly unique and elegant shofar for use during the Rosh Hashana (Jewish New Year) holiday. Unlike more common shofarot, which are made from ram's horns, the Yemenite variety are made from the horns of a creature known as the kudu. The polished, hollowed-out kudu horn’s natural beauty is enhanced with three silver-plated judaica decorations along the long, curved surface, depicting grape vines and a charming gilded engraving of Jerusalem.
Every Rosh Hashana (the New Year), it is a great mitzvah to hear the shofar blown in synagogue during the morning prayer service. The shofar’s plaintive wail serves to inspire a feeling of longing in the Jewish person’s heart for repentance and closeness with the Creator. According to the Talmud (AKA Gemara), the shofar can be made from the horn of any kosher animal, except for that of a cow.