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Fine Judaica Blog

Here at Shalom House, we handpick our unique Judaica products for you to enjoy. Each of the luxurious items you see on our site comes with a story, deep with meaning, from the realms of our Jewish heritage and time-old tradition.

This section holds our blog posts, where we share with you, our trusted followers, the narratives behind our versatile categories of exclusive Judaica items. Read the posts below to learn more about how our products relate to and can enhance your everyday Judaica experiences.

Kiddush Cups

By: Shalom House Fine Judaica

A Kiddush cup is called a “Kos Shel Brochoh”, i.e.  a cup with wine that we bless over.

There are many occasions that we bless over wine, not just Kiddush.  Although we make Kiddush twice on Shabbat and festival days, morning and evening, we also use a Kiddush cup when Shabbat or festivals end, to make Havdalah and to differentiate between Shabbat and the rest of the week.

Tzedakah Boxes – Little Box of Hope

By: Shalom House Fine Judaica

Tzedakah. Translated by some as “charity”, by others as “philanthropy” and by others yet as “giving”. The truth, the “Emet” is that “Tzedakah” embodies all of these and more, and Tzedakah boxes, those small plain or ornate boxes kept in homes and places of business, allow us to perform the important mitzvah of Tzedakah at any time and nearly any place, anonymously providing for those in need.

Passover and the Seder nights

By: Shalom House Fine Judaica

As we all know, Pesach (Passover) is a very special festival, not to mention a very busy time beforehand!

However, the height of Pesach are the Seder nights, and very exciting, especially for kids.  We have Four Cups, a Seder plate, interesting stories, an Afikomen, and presents, not to mention a time when families get together, often with interesting guests.


By: Shalom House

Tzedakah boxes are wonderful gifts for new baby, bar/bat mitzvah, wedding, new home, or just because.

Shavuot falls on Saturday evening May 19- Monday May 21

By: Shalom House

Shavuot is known as the "Festival of Weeks" as we celebrate 7 weeks from Passover, when Moses received the Ten Commandments at Mt.Sinai.

Woman of Valor for Mother's Day

By: Shalom House

Shalom House Fine Judaica has a variety of elegant gifts with the Biblical Quote (Proverbs 31:10-31) That Is Traditionally Sung By A Husband To His Wife On Friday Night. The Woman Of Valor Is A Wonderful Gift From A Husband To Wife For An Anniversary, Engagement Or Wedding Gift. It Is Also An Excellent Presentation Gift To Honor A Woman Of Valor as a presentation gift.

New and Exciting Products from Israel

By: Shalom House

We are excited to offer products by Ofek Wertman, who is an artist, designer, and animator. He is the second generation to a family of artists. His creations are original and colorful, combining industrial design with graphic design and employing various printing techniques on different materials. 

Mother's Day at Shalom House Fine Judaica

By: Shalom House

Happy Mother's Day!  Stop on by before you see Mom and bring her flowers and love that will last forever!

Passover Seder in Two Weeks!

By: Shalom House

Got Haggadot? Visit Shalom House Fine Judaica to see the wonderful selection!

Colorful Ketubot by Robin Hall

By: Shalom House

Robin Hall was born in Brooklyn and loved creating with her hands since she was a child. Robin loved Judaism, its culture, spirit, values, depth and traditions. 

Vibrant Blessing Art Pieces by Susie Lubell

By: Shalom House

Talented artist, Susie Lubell, uses mixed media together with layers of vibrant acrylics, tissue paper, oil pastels and paint markers, to create a rich environment for spirited animals, quirky gardens and whimsical buildings to come alive in her beautiful blessing art pieces.  

Featured Artist: Joel Bless

By: Shalom House

Joel Bless is an American glassblowing artist. His passion for glassblowing began during his time at Rochester Institute of Technology. After his college career he went on to teach glassblowing. He met his wife, Candace Luke-Bless in the 1970s. 


By: Shalom House

Shalom House Fine Judaica is excited to launch our new and improved extensive online resource for Extraordinary Handcrafted Judaica and Gifts from Israel and Around the World!