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Some people, although listening to another's kidush (Friday night), sing part of it along with him: specifically (in my experience), the lines starting "ki vanu vacharta" when recited with this tune. This seems to me arguably not to be a problem (see e.g. Mishna B'rura 690 s'if katan 13–14; but see the comments on this question). But I'm wondering whether there are any sources that discuss the issue.

As always, for practical halacha, consult your rabbi.

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I do this sometimes but am careful to drop out again before the chatima. I don't remember where I learned that. – Monica Cellio Jan 17 '12 at 19:16
The megillah case is different because there it's just about your saying the words, whereas by kiddush you need to say it over a cup of wine. What I'm saying is that kiddush is not a pure case of shomea' ke'oneh. – Double AA Jan 17 '12 at 19:30
@DoubleAA, excellent point. I've edited the question. – msh210 Jan 17 '12 at 19:48
I also fail to see what the Mishneh Berura reference has to do with kiddush. (Since by megillah, the reading must be from a kosher megillah, which is the context there). Perhaps you can explain in your question what the concern is? – Curiouser Jan 17 '12 at 20:07
@Curiouser, precisely: MB seems to be basing his tzad l'hachmir (in the case that someone reads along with the leader) on the fact that one must read from a scroll: seemingly, then, kidush would be okay. – msh210 Jan 17 '12 at 20:56

To attempt a different parallel, the Mishnah B'rurah in Siman 124, S"K 16 says that during the repitition of Sh'moneh Esrei, people should not sing along with the Sh'liach Tzibbur because it is k'yuhara and like kalus rosh. Any thoughts?

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szk1210, welcome to the site, and thanks for the reference! I hope you stick around and enjoy the site. – msh210 Jan 18 '12 at 19:24
+1. I wonder, though, whether either of those concerns is relevant here. Kalus rosh, in particular, is an issue for t'fila (and a synagogue): does it apply to kidush? And as for yuhara, well, I wouldn't know where to begin in determining what that concern applies to. – msh210 Jan 18 '12 at 19:29
Interesting.... – Hacham Gabriel Jan 19 '12 at 0:35

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