Did you know that performing the mitzvah of netillah properly through the use of a 100% copper cup is said to bring abundance into your life?
The Netillah cup is more than just a product. It’s a spiritual tool bound to fill your life with abundance. Performing the mitzvah of netillah is known to bring a myriad of benefits into a person’s life.
Torah and Kabbalah state that copper has mystical qualities associated with good health, fertility, livelihood, and purity. Zohar states: “Silver represents chesed (kindness); gold represents power; and copper represents mercy.”
Throughout the generations, the nation of Israel used a copper cup for washing hands as we found in Ahavat Chaim, Parashat Vayeira. Over the generations, the custom to use copper has been lost as people began using less expensive materials.
Health Benefits Of Copper
Copper has been used for thousands of years for many ailments we see today. It’s not only an important element for living, but it’s also known for its ability to heal wounds faster, sterilize water, treat lung disorders, and help headaches.
Did you know?
- Copper is a mineral that is found throughout the body.
- Copper helps your body make red blood cells and keeps nerve cells and your immune system healthy.
- Copper helps form collagen, a key part of bones and connective tissue.
- Copper acts as an antioxidant, reducing free radicals that can damage cells and DNA.
- Copper helps the body absorb iron.
- Your body needs copper to make energy
Copper For Netillah
When you look in the Torah, you’ll see that in several instances when Hashem brings up the concept of water and kedushah, He incorporates the concept of copper. For example, the kiyor in the Beit HaMikdash was made of copper. It was Hashem’s will that when requesting pure waters, He chose solely copper and not silver or gold like the other utensils in the Mishkan (Sh’mot, 30:18): “Make yourself a copper sink with a base of copper for washing and place it between the Tent of Meeting and the Altar and place water there.”
In addition, in the Beit HaMikdash, King Solomon made a large mikveh made entirely of copper for the kohanim to immerse in and cleanse themselves from impurity prior to working in the Beit HaMikdash. (Kings 7:23)
Why is copper so closely connected to water? The element of copper has several properties that make it ideal. Copper is a natural antibacterial and has what’s known as an oligodynamic effect on bacteria, meaning it kills microbes. Copper does not retain any impurity. This is the reason why hospitals use copper for doorknobs in an eff ort to minimize the spread of germs.
Why is this relevant for netillah? As we know, impurity has the ability to cling to anything that is living. Water is a living thing. Therefore, when waters are poured into a netillah cup that is not made of copper, impurity is able to cling to it, and so we end up washing our hands with impure waters. However, by pouring the water into a 100% pure copper netillah cup, the copper neutralizes the water, so the water is no longer living, and impurity has no way of penetrating it. When we wash our hands with water from a pure copper netillah cup, we receive the full and ultimate benefit that was intended by Hashem for performing the mitzvah. Copper acts like a force field, preventing impurity from penetrating. It is for this reason that before the kohanim performed avodat ha’kodesh, they washed their hands from waters that came from the kiyor nechoshet, the copper sink.
Since everything we create comes from our hands — whether it’s business, raising our children, preparing our food, creating — when our hands are purified and sanctified, we infuse that purity and sanctification into everything we touch.
Let us return to the original source of purity and begin to once again use a 100% pure copper cup for netillah so that we can fulfill the mitzvah with an ultimate level of happiness and purity and draw into our lives the full gamut of berachah Hashem has intended.
Many of our great rabbis share how they have been performing the mitzvah of netillah with a copper cup for years and share stories of the yeshuot and miracles they’ve seen through the use of a copper netillah cup. The netillah cup was presented to some of the gedolei Yisrael who are now using it and are excited that the copper cup is available to Am Yisrael.
Netillah is proudly endorsed and approved by:
- Rav Chaim Kanievsky: “Using a copper cup for netillah beautifies and elevates the mitzvah and brings blessing into a person’s life.”
- Rav Mordechai Sheinberger: “Well done. I will personally use the copper cup for netillah and I bless you for bringing this to the public’s attention.”
- Rav Benayahu Shmueli: “I wish you blessing and success.”
- The Admor of Mishkovitz: “I bless and recommend this endeavor with great warmth and happiness. Blessed are you for meriting to bring this to the nation of Israel.”
- Rav Yigael Cohen: “You are involved in something extremely important for the nation of Israel —purity.”
- Rav Eliyahu Nataf: “Copper has a vast amount of benefits. It is appropriate and preferable for every Jew to wash solely with copper.”
- Rav Mordechai Shriki: “It is truly a great light that you have merited to spread this in this generation to the people of Israel.”
- Rav Yisrael David Bach: “Now I feel as though I am starting to truly fulfill the mitzvah of netillah.”
Why This Cup?
While there are other copper netillah cups on the market, many of those cups are simply copper plated or lined with gloss on the inside of the cup. This prevents the actual raw copper from touching water, which nullifies the entire reasoning behind using a copper cup for netillah.
Netillah is a 100% pure copper cup with gloss only placed on the outer surface of the cup. The inside of the cup is raw copper. While copper tarnishes, it’s simple to remove by taking a piece of lemon, dipping it in kosher salt, and rubbing it on the inside of the cup.
Visit Netillah.com to order your Netillah cup and begin to fulfill the mitzvah the way it was always meant to be fulfilled!