Make Passover Magic

Passover is sort of a serious holiday, a remembrance of the exodus Jews made from Egypt after generations of slavery. One day each spring, Jewish families gather around the table, break out the prayer books, and go through a ritual called the Seder, a (sometimes lengthy) mix of prayer, storytelling, and eating symbolic foods. As a child, my eyes glazed over and stomach growled the minute my dad began reading prayers. I did however, have one favorite part—the moment toward the end, when, with much suspense, a symbolic cup of wine is poured for Elijah the prophet. Sometimes we’d even open the door for him and wait for a bit. Alas, he never seemed to show up. Marc Jaffe, a comedian and former Seinfeld writer, liked the Elijah part, too. And he once went to a Seder where a father rattled the table at that precise moment, to keep his kids entertained and make them think the prophet might just be with them. The ElijahDrinks Cup that Jaffe designed goes one better and actually lets the wine magically drain from the goblet (it hides in the stem). This brightly polished aluminum cup (engraved with a Star of David) is a great way to inject a little levity into the Passover proceedings. Your kids will be amazed, might just pay closer attention to the prayers, and will start to look forward to next year’s Seder. Wonder of wonders, miracle of miracles.

Elijah Drinks

Kiddush Cup

Make Passover Magic

Passover is sort of a serious holiday, a remembrance of the exodus Jews made from Egypt after generations of slavery. One day each spring, Jewish families gather around the table, break out the prayer books, and go through a ritual called the Seder, a (sometimes lengthy) mix of prayer, storytelling, and eating symbolic foods. As a child, my eyes glazed over and stomach growled the minute my dad began reading prayers. I did however, have one favorite part—the moment toward the end, when, with much suspense, a symbolic cup of wine is poured for Elijah the prophet. Sometimes we’d even open the door for him and wait for a bit. Alas, he never seemed to show up. Marc Jaffe, a comedian and former Seinfeld writer, liked the Elijah part, too. And he once went to a Seder where a father rattled the table at that precise moment, to keep his kids entertained and make them think the prophet might just be with them. The ElijahDrinks Cup that Jaffe designed goes one better and actually lets the wine magically drain from the goblet (it hides in the stem). This brightly polished aluminum cup (engraved with a Star of David) is a great way to inject a little levity into the Passover proceedings. Your kids will be amazed, might just pay closer attention to the prayers, and will start to look forward to next year’s Seder. Wonder of wonders, miracle of miracles.

Grommet Launch Conversation

Grommet Launch Conversation

  • Marc
    Marc

    Passover was always the holiday I looked forward to as a kid. Now, I anticipate it even more, knowing that in hundreds of homes, (thousands after today’s appearance on the Daily Grommet) there will be kids and adults enthralled by my ElijahDrinks cup as they watch the wine disappear when they invite Elijah in.

    My only disappointment is that I won’t be able to see them all. I do love showing the cup off to people. They get such a kick out of it. You will too. After all, what could be more fun after talking about a bunch of miracles than to pull one off yourself? Enjoy.

  • carol
    carol
    3/24/2009 12:26 PM

    I got such a kick out of this! Thanks for finding it. Carol

  • Lisa
    Lisa
    3/24/2009 12:52 PM

    OK this is so funny that I want to figure out how to script it into our Easter dinner. The Bunny drinks carrot juice?

  • Nataly
    Nataly – Grommet Team
    3/24/2009 12:56 PM

    @Lisa - So funny post that. I have a friend who saw the cup at our house when I was testing it out and she is going to use it at her Easter dinner for the kids -- putting water in it and saying bunnies drank it:) Go for it!

  • Marc
    Marc – Special Guest
    3/24/2009 12:57 PM

    I've got the guys in research working on a disappearing glass of milk for Santa Claus to cover the non-Jewish population, but it's probably not necessary since the kids are easy to fool when they're asleep.

  • Anne
    Anne
    3/24/2009 5:37 PM

    I'm not even Jewish, but I but several of these last year for my Jewish friends. They make nice hostess gifts. The kids love them.

  • Marc
    Marc – Special Guest
    3/24/2009 7:47 PM

    Anne, you're my hero. We'll give you an honorary membership in the Jewish community.

The launch day conversation has ended. Please direct further questions about this Grommet to our Community Experience Team.

 

Elijah Drinks

Kiddush Cup

Make Passover Magic

Passover is sort of a serious holiday, a remembrance of the exodus Jews made from Egypt after generations of slavery. One day each spring, Jewish families gather around the table, break out the prayer books, and go through a ritual called the Seder, a (sometimes lengthy) mix of prayer, storytelling, and eating symbolic foods.

As a child, my eyes glazed over and stomach growled the minute my dad began reading prayers. I did however, have one favorite part—the moment toward the end, when, with much suspense, a
symbolic cup of wine is poured for Elijah the prophet. Sometimes we’d even open the door for him and wait for a bit. Alas, he never seemed to show up.

Marc Jaffe, a comedian and former Seinfeld writer, liked the Elijah part, too. And he once went to a Seder where a father rattled the table at that precise moment, to keep his kids entertained and make them think the prophet might just be with them. The ElijahDrinks Cup that Jaffe designed goes one better and actually lets the wine magically drain from the goblet (it hides in the stem). This brightly polished aluminum cup (engraved with a Star of David) is a great way to inject a little levity into the Passover proceedings. Your kids will be amazed, might just pay closer attention to the prayers, and will start to look forward to next year’s Seder. Wonder of wonders, miracle of miracles.
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Grommet Launch Conversation

  • Marc
    Marc

    Passover was always the holiday I looked forward to as a kid. Now, I anticipate it even more, knowing that in hundreds of homes, (thousands after today’s appearance on the Daily Grommet) there will be kids and adults enthralled by my ElijahDrinks cup as they watch the wine disappear when they invite Elijah in.

    My only disappointment is that I won’t be able to see them all. I do love showing the cup off to people. They get such a kick out of it. You will too. After all, what could be more fun after talking about a bunch of miracles than to pull one off yourself? Enjoy.

  • carol
    carol
    3/24/2009 12:26 PM

    I got such a kick out of this! Thanks for finding it. Carol

  • Lisa
    Lisa
    3/24/2009 12:52 PM

    OK this is so funny that I want to figure out how to script it into our Easter dinner. The Bunny drinks carrot juice?

  • Nataly
    Nataly – Grommet Team
    3/24/2009 12:56 PM

    @Lisa - So funny post that. I have a friend who saw the cup at our house when I was testing it out and she is going to use it at her Easter dinner for the kids -- putting water in it and saying bunnies drank it:) Go for it!

  • Marc
    Marc – Special Guest
    3/24/2009 12:57 PM

    I've got the guys in research working on a disappearing glass of milk for Santa Claus to cover the non-Jewish population, but it's probably not necessary since the kids are easy to fool when they're asleep.

  • Anne
    Anne
    3/24/2009 5:37 PM

    I'm not even Jewish, but I but several of these last year for my Jewish friends. They make nice hostess gifts. The kids love them.

  • Marc
    Marc – Special Guest
    3/24/2009 7:47 PM

    Anne, you're my hero. We'll give you an honorary membership in the Jewish community.

The launch day conversation has ended. Please direct further questions about this Grommet to our Community Experience Team.