Copper cup for ritual hand-washing – LOVED
This two-handled cup is for the ritual washing of the hands, a practice known as "netilat yadayim." One holds the right handle in the right hand and pours water over the left hand, reversing the process with the second handle.
"Netilat yadayim," an act of purification, is performed after sleeping, before a meal containing bread, after using the toilet, and on other occasions. It is followed by the recitation of a blessing. The object can not be displayed in a showcase at the Resource Center.
The object was embraced by Monika and Tomasz Skrok. To Our Daughter Pola so that her identity, rooted in our family history, will be an inspiration for a wonderful life.
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Association of the Jewish Historical Institute of Poland is a partner of the "Show your love" project and one of the co-founders of the POLIN Museum. The Association is a Polish non-profit organization.