If one makes kiddush and its not followed by a meal the Michaber (Siman 273:3) rules that he is not yotzie kiddush. My question is; does he mean that he is not yotzie even on a biblical level? Or that since many rishonim say kiddush on a biblical level need be only "words", its only the rabbinic level of kiddush that he is missing. [Nafka mina would be regarding discharging someone else's obligation]

  • Possible duplicate of judaism.stackexchange.com/questions/60347/… “Yes, you may. See Shulchan Aruch siman 273 siff 4 'One may make kidush for others even though he is not eating with them, because for them it is kidush in the place they are eating.”
    – Edward B
    Commented Jun 22 at 23:35
  • Also worth considering if his kiddush was a bracha levatala. Maybe it's just he has an obligation to do it a second time.
    – Double AA
    Commented Jun 23 at 2:05
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    Kiddush bimakom seuda is rabbinic. In fact many achronim/reushonim hold youre yotza kiddush deoraisa in davening. And rabbi akiva Eiger holds you're yotza deoraisa just by saying good shabbos.
    – Shlomy
    Commented Jun 23 at 2:29


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