Washing cups are cups used for ritual hand washing

This action is important in Judaism, as it makes a person clean before eating. Jews should wash their hands and say a blessing Netilat Yadayim before eating.

Features of the handwashing ritual

This Jewish ritual is repeated every day many times. Religious Jews practice this ritual for spiritual reasons. Pouring water from a special washing cup or jug on your hands makes this action more conscious. Ritual turns everyday action into something holy. Hand washing is usually accompanied by the special blessing of “Netilat Yadayim” (literally “raising hands”).

A handwashing ritual is performed before eating any food containing bread

The water is poured from the cup, first two times on the right hand, and then two times on the left hand. It is important that unwashed hands do not touch the water used for washing. And of course, a clean hand should not touch an unwashed hand. Therefore, washing cups are made with two handles. This prevents the contact of both hands during the ritual. After washing, the hands are raised and dried with a towel, and the Jews say the blessing again.

Washing hands at other times and for other occasions

Religious Jews also wash their hands every morning after waking up. In this case, the water is poured three times on each hand in turn. After that, a blessing is pronounced for the healthy body Asher Yatsar. The Easter Seder includes a hand washing ritual with the blessing of Netilat Yadayim.

Types of washing cups

Washing cups can be in different shapes and sizes. Most cups are made with two handles so that an unwashed hand does not touch the washed hand. In Jewish homes, washing cups are often set at the kitchen sink. They are in a prominent place and have a very attractive appearance. Washing cups are made from high-quality materials such as stainless steel, ceramic, polished silver, and copper. Each cup has a unique design, such as hand-painted, 3d designs, images of Jerusalem, and words of blessing written in Hebrew. Some cups are made of plastic for travel or camping.

There are also children’s cups with animated pictures

Washing cups will be a great gift to family and friends for a Jewish wedding or housewarming. Many cups are handcrafted and kiln-fired, ensuring a long service life. With a beautiful combination of Israeli Motifs and Jewish traditions, this beautiful washing cup will create light and happiness during the meal. These works of art with an amazing ornament will be a nice addition to your home or a perfect gift for any occasion.

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