Jewish Ritual Objects


The Jewish practice includes different objects that they call as Judaica or ritual objects. Most people, not only limited to just the Jewish community, collect or use different distinctively beautiful crafter objects to honor the hiddur mitzvah concept.

There are many objects to cover, and most of them are available on different Judaica stores, and even online.

Although most of these objects can be found in a Jewish home, there are some objects that are reserved only for the synagogue use, such as Torah scroll, shofar and yad.

Just to provide you with a list of Jewish ritual objects, read this article.

Different Jewish Ritual Objects

To give you a few of the Jewish ritual objects, read below:

Challah cover

As the name of the object prescribes, this covers the challah bread before the Sabbath meal starts. Any fabric can be considered to make it, but most of the time they use embroidered velvet. It is a custom that they cover the loaves until they recite the kiddush blessing over wine.

You can find this object in different physical and online stores.


This 4 sided spinning top is marked with Hebrew letters Hey, Shin, Nun and Gimmel, an acronym for the popular phrase “a great miracle happened there”.

If you attend the festival of Hanukkah, you can see this play there.


Etrog is a fruit like a lemon and often called a citron. This is one of the 4 species – together with aravah (willow),  hadas (myrtle) and lulav (palm frond) – used during the festival of Sukkot.

These 4 spices are used and taken together, then waved every day of the 7 day festival.

Stocking etrog is not a good idea, as this is more recommended to be purchased fresh every year.

Havdalah candle

These are braided candles that have several wicks, and are used in the ceremony of Havdalah, which symbolizes the transition from the end of Sabbath to the start of a new week.

Kiddush cup

This is a wine goblet, most of them made of silver. It is used to make Kiddush, a blessing of grape juice or wine delivered at the start of Jewish holiday feasts.


For others they call it yarmulke, a skullcap that is being worn in the time of Jewish ritual activities, although there are some Jews who wore it all the time. Although it is mostly used by men, women can also wear it if they want to.


This is the biggest among the 4 spices being used during Sukkot holiday. Lulav is the leaves of date palm trees. Same as with the etrog, buying it fresh every year is a must.


This on the other hand is a box that contains different verses from the Hebrew Bible, Torah, written on parchment, attached to Jewish homes’ doorposts. The practice of using mezuzah is from Deuteronomy (6:9), “And you shall inscribe them on the doorposts of our house and on your gates.”

Almost all of these objects are not hard to find as they are most of the time available online. Even Moshe Rabin, a rabbi can get what he needs to provide service in just a few clicks.

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