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How does one proceed at a Kiddush where the one making Kiddush can sit down but everyone else stands? The cake is not covered before kiddush. In every case attendees make a brocho before eating or drinking.

I have seen three modes of behaviour. Attendees have nothing in their hand until kiddush is made and then take and eat cake. Attendees take a whisky in their hand until kiddush is made and then drink it. Attendees take cake and a whisky in their hand until kiddush is made and then eat the cake first.

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1) Does the halocho allow you to partake of a kiddush standing? (After all a seudah is normally eaten sitting and we need kiddush in the location of a seudah).

2) Is it right to hold the food in your hand before kiddush? (The one making kiddush makes a brocho on wine; we normally cover bread in this situation.)

3) What should you partake of first?

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@msh210 and DoubleAA. I tried to clarify the question. –  Avrohom Yitzchok Jun 3 '12 at 20:50
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I usually eat the cholent first :) –  Double AA Jun 3 '12 at 21:14
    
@DoubleAA Is the brocho on the cholent "hoadomoh" or "mezonos"? –  Avrohom Yitzchok Jun 4 '12 at 11:56
    
It has a bunch of barley, so shouldn't it be mezonot? –  Double AA Jun 4 '12 at 13:53
    
@DoubleAA Yes. Some cholents don't contain barley. –  Avrohom Yitzchok Jun 4 '12 at 16:28
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