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Handmade Passover Gifts: Passover Seder Plates, Elijahís Cup, and Miriamís 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 Elijahís Cups, Miriamís Cups, matzah trays, and Passover Seder Plates. K4 Glassart makes the most incredible fused glass Seder Plates. Emily Rosenfeld makes a Miriamís 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 trays.

See our collection of Passover Seder Plates, Elijahís Cups and Miriamís Cups, and Matzah Plates. Learn more about Passover below and donít miss our article, "Miriamís Cup," a fascinating and extensive look at Miriam, Mosesí sister, who played a critical role in the Exodus from Egypt.

Seder Plates

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Elijahís Cup and Miriamís Cup

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Matzah Plates/Charoset Dish

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What is Passover?

Baby Moses and the Egyptian PrincessPassover 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 ďpass overĒ 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: