This high quality Judaica item makes a stylish addition to any Passover seder. Made of pure white terry cloth, this stylish hand towel prominently features the Hebrew word Urchatz (the Seder ritual of washing one’s hands prior to eating the unleavened matzah bread), with blue, navy, and silver stripes, and pomegranate garlands, embroidered in colorful metallic thread.
The ritual of Urchatz is an integral part of the Passover Seder, when Jewish families recount the Israelite nation’s exodus from ancient Egypt and celebrate their freedom today. Washing one’s hands before eating bread or matzah (unleavened bread baked specially for the Passover holiday) is a Jewish ritual symbolizing cleansing the hands of impurities collected from living in this material world before beginning a meal, opening the door to a more spiritual experience.
Pomegranates are also one of the Shivah Minim (seven fruit and grain species) of Israeli produce, dating back to Israel’s ancient Biblical times. In Judaism, pomegranates, with their many seeds, symbolize fruitfulness, were engraved on ancient Judean coins, and continue to be featured in modern Judaic artwork.