I decided to share some Jewish-themed design elements, not specifically tied to Yom Kippur, but inspired by its arrival this evening.
Here is an organically-inspired candelabra that would make a beautiful Chanukah menorah, updating the traditional festival of lights for modern living.
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The Jewish Sabbath is called Shabbat, and runs from sunset Friday to sunset Saturday. It is observed with several rituals, including the weekly lighting and blessing of the Shabbat candles. Crystal candlesticks make that lovely ritual even more beautiful, in my opinion. This pair from Tiffany was a wedding gift that I still cherish.
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I love this Kiddush cup, used for blessing and drinking ritual wine at synagogue or family dinners on Shabbat and holidays.
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Another significant Jewish holiday is Passover, the celebration of Exodus. Ritual foods are placed on a Passover plate. While most of them are elaborately and colorfully painted, I really like the unique beauty of this hand-crafted silver plate from Melanie Dankowicz, an award-winning artist on Etsy.com.
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