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Elijah Drinks

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.
Elijah Drinks
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.