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April 24, 1959 - Image 44

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1959-04-24

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THE DETROIT JEWISH NEWS -- Friday, Apr il 24, 1959-44

Cup of Life Theme in Jewish History

Holiday Best Wishes

By EUGENE GROSSMAN

FRANK'S
STADIUM
SERVICE

(Standard Feature Syndicate)

The five cups of sparkling
wine on our Seder table are
symbolic of the different
stages of freedom from abject
bondage in the land of Egypt.
They are said to represent the
four promises that God made
to our ancestors after their
miraculous deliverance.
The fifth cup of wine, the
cup of the Prophet Elijah, rep-
resents the highest stage of
freedom and suggests a warm
sense of security.
The cup also plays an im-
portant part on other festivals

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Passover Greetings

MORRIS
FRIEDMAN
& SONS

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LI. 4-2454

and on Sabbath. In tracing the
history of the ritual cup, the
two main points - for considera-
tion are the material of which
it is made as well as the form
of the vessel and its evolution
through the centuries.
The cups used at present in
synagogues and homes for
Kiddush, Havdalah and other

Passover Good Wishes to All

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Confectionary Brokers

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Holiday Best Wishes

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Best Wishes of the Holiday Season

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Passover Greetings

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Passover Best Wishes

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Happy Passover to Our Friends & Patrons

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Happy Passover Greetings

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Best Wishes of the Season

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Circumcision cup, silver,
richly embossed (in the pos-
session of Leopold Rothschild,
London). Old Passover Cup
with lid, silver, gilt inside,
on ball feet.

Jewish Museum in New York
City.
The inscriptions on the old
cups represent the ideals and
hopes of an historic people.
Kiddush cups are often in-
scribed in Hebrew: "Remem-
ber the sabbath day to keep
it holy."
The Jewish Museum in New
York has a fine Austrian cup
with delicately engraved scenes
showing the return of the
"good spies" from the Holy
Land.
As to the making of these
cups and other Jewish ritual-
istic objects, it is interesting
to note that they were mostly
made by Gentile silversmiths.
The reason for this lies in the
fact that Jews were not al-
lowed to enter the guilds of
the metal workers. But the
Gentile artisan always acted
according to strict instructions
of the people who commis-
sioned the objects for Jewish
ritual use.

No other religion has so
many obejects for its practice
as does the Jewish faith. And
all these objects must be seen
festive ceremonies are gener- in their actual use, because the
ally made of solid silver, some- true beauty of our ritual ob-
times gilt inside. There is an jects can be best appreciated
endless variety in form and only when they come to life.
"Blessed are Thou . . .
execution. Some are oblong
shaped like an inverted dome who createth the fruit of the
with a stem and base resem- wine."
bling the cup on the Macca-

bean coins, others are tankard-
like with rich decorations,
others again look more like
bowls with ball-like feet and
matching covers.

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The so-called "circumcision
cups" are made of silver and
have no feet.

In the Middle Ages, re-
nowned silversmiths made cere-
monial cups, Museum pieces of
rare beauty, which can be
found at Cluny Museum in
Paris, the Victoria and Albert
Museum in London and the

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Greetings on Passover

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Thread Rolling
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Holiday Good Cheer

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FRAME MFG. CO .

Furniture Frames
Furniture Finishing
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WA. 5-5452

Season's Greetings

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General Repairs

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Holiday Best Wishes

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Louis C. Blount, President
Chas. H. Mahoney, Chairman of Board

creed that the Sabbath should
be sanctified or inaugurated by
reciting the Kiddush over a
goblet of wine, and at the out-
going, the Sabbath Queen
should be bidden farewell with
a second drink.
"My cup runneth over"

In Genesis 15:5 is found the
oldest reference to the "divina-
tion cup," also a species of hy-
dromancy. According to rab-
binical explanation, Joseph
"feigned" to prophesy by strik-
ing on the cup." (Gen. Ra.
91:6.)
In the Talmud we find the
figurative use of the w o r d
"cup" for trouble and suffer-
ing. It has been preserved in
the expression "To taste the
taste of death." Ten, at one
time even fourteen cups, were
ordained for the house of
mourning (Ket. 8 b; Sanhed.
70 C). The "cup of benedic-
tion" refers to the third cup
of the four goblets at the Pass-
over meal. This custom is first
mentioned in Mishnah Ber.
(6:6) 'If wine comes to them
(a company of three or more)
during the meal, each one
blesses for himself, if after the
meal, one blesses for all of
them."

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The rabbis of old had de-

(Psalms 23:5; 16:5).
"The Cup of his fury"
(Isaiah 2:17).
"The bowl of the cup of
staggering" (Zecch. 12:2).
"The cup of astonishment
and desolation" (Ezek.
23:33).
Babylon is a "golden cup
in the Lord's hands that
made all the earth drunken"
(Jer. 2:7).
The "cup of consolation" is
offered to mourners (Jer.
16:7) while the "cup of
salvation" is a - cup of thanks-
giving for- deliverance, an al-
lusion, perhaps, to the wine
of peace - offering (Shela-
mim").

HARTSFIELD
& HUGHES

TE 1-9020

82 East Hancock

Best Wishes for a Happy Passover

JORDAN PEST CONTROL CO.

"It Pleases Us to Please You"

Control of All Household Pests
Member: National Pest Control Association

Dearborn

2443 Salina

VI 2-4589

Holiday Greetings

Mitchell Syrup & Preserving Co.

Manufacturers of

Ruby-Bee Pure Preserves

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WA 1-0800

1951 E. Ferry

Best Wishes on Passover

R. H. McaURG ASSOCIATES

Consulting Engineers

UN 2-7241

12740 Fenkell

Greetings of the Season

McDUFFIE SHEET METAL
& ROOFING CO.

FO 6-3450

17892 McDougall

Best Wishes for a Happy Passover

PAUL McGLONE CHEVROLET

"See Us for a Better Deal"

BR 3 1880

19000 Joy Rd.

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Passover Best Wishes

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All Hi-Fi and Tape Recorders

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