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 Olive Branch and Messianic Symbol
An elegant, silver plated horn in the style of traditional Yemenite Jewish shofarot, bearing engravings of the Messianic symbol (combining the Star of David, Menorah, and Christian fish sign, suggesting similarity and compatibility between the two separate religions) and olive branches.
Intended for use by worshipers in the Messianic sect, this silver-plated Yemenite shofar is a distinct addition to a Judeo-Christian holiday celebration. It is engraved with gilt imagery of olive branches and the distinct symbol of the Messianic sect. While many Judaica shofarot are made from the horn of a ram, this Yemenite-style shofar is made from the horn of a kudu animal. As with all shofars, the horn is obtained without harm to the animal it came from.
Messianic Judaism is a sect which incorporates practices and theological concepts originating within the religion of Christianity. They believe the Christians’ proclaimed savior is the messiah (hence the name of the movement), while traditional Judaism believes that the Messiah’s identity will remain unknown until the Redemption. Because Messianism incorporates elements from another religion, many believe it conflicts with one of the Ten Commandments from G-d at Mount Sinai, prohibiting idolatry or the service of other religions.