Havdalah Set

This havdalah set is a classic example of Wolpert's use of Hebrew letters as a design element.

Ludwig Yehuda Wolpert

Ground Level Arts Lab - Currently On View

Havdalah, the service in the home at the conclusion of the Sabbath, includes blessings over wine, spices, and a candle. In this set, from the Tobe Pascher Workshop, Wolpert incised each item with its respective blessing from the ceremony.

  • Hanukkah Lamp

    Ludwig Yehuda Wolpert
    brass, 1950

  • Esther Scroll and Case (Megillat Esther)

    Ludwig Yehuda Wolpert
    parchment, silver, plastic, before 1956

  • Mezuzah

    Ludwig Yehuda Wolpert
    copper, enamel

  • Alms Container (Tzedakah Box)

    Ludwig Yehuda Wolpert
    bronze, silver

  • Kiddush Cup

    Ludwig Yehuda Wolpert
    silver, 1974

  • Torah Stave Holder (Sharvit; Hagbah Holder)

    Ludwig Yehuda Wolpert
    silver, 1968

  • Hallah Tray

    Ludwig Yehuda Wolpert
    silver, 20th century

  • Hanukkah Lamp

    Ludwig Yehuda Wolpert
    silver, 1950

  • Eternal Light (Ner Tamid)

    Ludwig Yehuda Wolpert
    bronze, 1957

Ground Level Arts Lab
Name: Havdalah Set
Artist: Ludwig Yehuda Wolpert
Location: Ground Level Arts Lab
Origin: Jerusalem, 1947-1948
Medium: Silver
Dimensions: candleholder 3 1/2 in. x 2 in.; spice container 5 1/2 in.x 2 3/16 in.; cup 5 9/16 in.x 2 3/4 in.; plate 8 1/16 in. diameter
Credit: Gift of Georgette Grosz Spertus from the Maurice Spertus Collection in honor of Dr. and Mrs. William A. Shlaes
Catalog Number: 68.46-.49