Torah Pointers (Yads)
Passover Seder Plates
Star Of David Necklace
Shabbat Kiddush Cups
Carpets of Jerusalem
Spice Box / Besamin
“Being a Jew is like walking in the wind or swimming: you are touched at all points and conscious everywhere.”
Lighting the candles and performing Kiddush ushers in the Sabbath. However, it is the spice box, or Besamin, that provides a means of comfort as the Sabbath draws to an end.
Dried cardamom, cloves, orange and lemon peel, evoke our sense of smell, the most spiritual of the senses. The fragrant spices, wafting from the Besamin chamber, help make the transition from a day of rest, to the workweek ahead.