- 2-handle cup for ritual washing of the hands before eating
- kiddish cup (lit. "goblet")
- "We got four silver bechers when we got married."
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Who Uses This
Orthodox: Jews who identify as Orthodox and observe halacha (Jewish law)
Dictionary of Jewish Usage: A Popular Guide to the Use of Jewish Terms, by Sol Steinmetz (Lanham, MD, 2005).
Some feel that "becher" is not the appropriate term for a hand-washing cup. On Judaica stores' websites, hand-washing cups are often called "Netilat Yadaim cups."
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