Judaica is the name given to Jewish ceremonial art. This entails a variety of items used by Jews for ritual purposes. These items came about because enhancing a mitzvah by performing it with a particularly beautiful object is considered a way of honoring God’s commandments, Judaism has a long tradition of having ritual objects created by skilled craftsmen and artists. sterling silver judaica are the most common such objects.
Sterling silver judaica include items used on Shabbat.
Kiddush cup: Kiddush is a prayer recited over wine or grape juice to bless the Shabbat and Jewish holidays. Kiddush cups are highly decorated, and other than sterling silver judaica are also made of china, porcelain, pewter and nickel.
Shabbat candlestick holders
Hand washing cup
Challah cutting board
Havdalah candle and candle holder
Havdalah spice box
Other Judaica items are those used during Hanukkah. The menorah used on the Jewish holiday of Hanukkah is possibly the most commonly produced item of Judaica art. Sukkot items include the Etrog Box.
Other Judaica include the Passover haggadah which are traditionally artistically embellished.
At www.ivoryandart.com you can purchase both contemporary and antique sterling silver judaica as well as judaica jewelry.
Judaica jewelry include items featuring a variety of symbols such as:
Chai Jewelry: The meaning of the Hebrew word Chai is “living” and consists of two Hebrew letters, “Chet” and “Yud”. Due to the statistical values of these Hebrew letters the statistical worth of the term Chai is 18. Hebrew jewelry with Chai symbols make for a great eighteenth birthday gift especially as a jewish necklace.
Hamsa Jewelry is another type of hebrew jewelry. Hamsa jewelry depict inverted hands and has become a popular piece of Judaica jewelry.
Hoshen Jewelry: Hoshen is Hebrew for breastplate and refers to the breastplate worn through the High Priest during the time of his service within the Holy Temple.
The most prominent symbol of Judaica jewelry is the The Star of David or otherwise known as the Shield of David or Magen David. This symbol is often featured in hebrew jewelry and as pendants on a jewish necklace.