Handmade Passover Gifts: Passover Seder Plates, Elijah's Cup, and Miriam's Cup
At Jewish Gift Place, we are thrilled to share
with you an amazing collection of handmade Passover gifts. We have many artists
that make Passover gifts - each in their own unique style. Gary Rosenthal
combines mixed metals and fused glass to create magnificent Elijah's Cups, Miriam's
Cups, matzah trays, and Passover Seder Plates. K4 Glassart makes the
most incredible fused glass Seder Plates. Emily Rosenfeld makes a Miriam's
Cup out of pewter with a different scene on each site.Tamara Baskin uses
brilliantly colored glass in her creations. Infinity Art in Metal turns
brass and copper into works of art. Steven Bronstein, a blacksmith
from Blackthorne Forge, makes substantial and modern Seder Plates and matzah
See our collection of Passover Seder
Cups and Miriam's Cups, and Matzah Plates.
Learn more about Passover below and don't miss our article, "Miriam's Cup,"
a fascinating and extensive look at Miriam, Moses' sister, who played a critical
role in the Exodus from Egypt.
What is Passover?
is the Jewish celebration that commemorates the freedom of the Jews from enslavement
by the Egyptians and their exodus from Egypt. The Jews, led by Moses, asked
the Pharoah for freedom and they were denied. As punishment against Egypt, God
sent ten plagues to convince the Pharaoh to release the Jews. The Pharoah would
not obey. As a result, God sent the last plague, which would kill the firstborn
male in each household.
Through Moses, the Jews were instructed to mark their doors with the blood
of a sacrificed lamb so that the Angel of Death would “pass over” their households.
Passover is derived from the Hebrew "Pesach" which means to "pass over" or
"to protect." With this last plague, the Pharoah finally relented and the
Jews were free to began their exodus from Egypt. The holiday of Passover commemorates
these events and the freeing of the Jews from slavery in Egypt.
In the United States, a Passover Seder is held on the first two nights of
Passover, which begins on the night of the 15th day of Nissan and lasts for
eight days. During the Passover Seder, a book is read, called the Haggadah,
which tells the story of Passover and discusses how to celebrate the Passover
Seder, including which foods to eat and when and their symbolism. These foods
include bitter herbs, sweet apples, and matzah -- all of which are symbolic
of the imprisonment of Jews. Matzah, which is unleavened bread, is eaten at
Passover because when the Jews fled Egypt, there was no time to allow their
bread to rise.
Read all of the articles in our Jewish Passover Traditions series: