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MOUNT SINAI WINE CUP

"Kafa Aleihem Har Ke-Gigit" (TB Avoda Zara 2b)

"I held him fast, I would not let him go..." (Song of Songs 3, 4)

Mount Sinai wine cup

Copyright 2008 by Avi Biran

In the Midrashic account, the nation of Israel was compelled to agree to accept the Torah (G-d overturned upon them Mount Sinai as a huge vessel, in Hebrew: "kafa aleihem har k'gigit", TB Avoda Zara 2b). The design of this wine cup follows this story. Moses stands with the Torah on top of the overturned mountain. As Israel was forced to accept the Torah, so are we forced to hold the cup in the air and to finish the wine. By holding the cup we are following the verse: "I held him fast, I would not let him go..." (Song of Songs 3, 4). I am holding and keeping the Torah for ever.
Mount Sinai wine cup holding
Holding the cup:

Sterling Silver, Gold plate inside, 2.5" x 2.5" x 3.5"

$845

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