The Fulfilling Cup

The ceremony of sanctification, or Kiddush, marks the start of the Sabbath. The wine is blessed a second time the following morning. We perform these rites because the Torah commands us, “You shall remember the Sabbath for it is holy” (Exodus 20:8). The commandment is fulfilled as we listen to the reciting of the blessing. Each family member and guest tastes the sanctified wine. Usually this is done by pouring a bit of wine from the Kiddush cup into individual cups, a procedure that often results in spilt wine. Michael Kupietzky owns US and Israeli Patents. In his quest to combine function with art, he was the first to consider this problem and devise an ingenious and aesthetic solution.