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While it's not a common position, some say that as wine that was cooked couldn't be used as a Temple libation, it can't be used for kiddush either. Wine that has molds growing on top is invalid for kiddush. Wine diluted beyond a certain point. I'm sure there are others, but those are the first that come to mind. (BTW there are scholars in the ...


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I attended a halacha shiur when I was in yeshiva that addressed this issue. I believe that the posek that my rav was quoting was Rav Ovadiah Yosef zt"l; however, unfortunately, I lost my notes from that shiur, so I cannot confirm that this is correct. He said that, in general, one should not hear kiddush from someone who is mechalel shabbat; however, if a ...


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I'm not sure why this question wasn't answered earlier, but here goes. The order of the two brachot (wine and day) on Friday night is an area of dispute between Beit Hillel and Beit Shammai in Mishnah Brachot, chapter 8. Hillel says to do the wine first, Shammai says to do the day first. In the Gemarah (Brachot, 51b) the rabbis explain that Hillel's logic ...



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