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Questions tagged [kiddush]

prayer said over a cup of wine at the start of Shabbat or Holidays

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Men making Kiddush for women after eating at shul

Women and men are both equally chayiv in kiddush, at least on shabbos. Additionally there is a commonly known rule that a non obligated person (or obligated on a lower level) cannot fulfill a mitzvah ...
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Challah on table while reciting Shabbat kiddush

We are always careful to have the Challah in the Shabbat table when we are going to recite kiddush Friday night (covered of course). Where is this requirement noted? And is it also required on ...
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Why ask guest to make kiddush?

In my limited experiences in Baltimore and Lakewood, it seems hosts often ask guests if they would like to "make their own kiddush." Is there a reason why guests wouldn't want to be yotzei with the ...
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Origin of the minhag to hold the kiddush cup in one's palm

There is a minhag which many have while reciting kiddush which is to hold the kiddush cup in the palm of the hand, with the fingers pointing upward without touching the cup. I have heard two ...
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If one isn't going to fast on Yom Kippur, should one make Kiddush? [duplicate]

Let's say there's a household where the husband and wife are both sick such that they need to eat and drink on Yom Kippur. If the entire household knows they won't be fasting, for very valid reasons, ...
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How did the Israelites worship without bread and wine for 40 years?

At the end of Parahas Ki Tavo we read that for 40 years the Israelites did not have bread or wine. The seventh aliya says (Devarim 29:5), "You neither ate bread, nor drank new wine or old wine, in ...
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Why does my bottle of Kosher grape juice say that it's 'for sacramental purposes only'?

I recently noticed that the bottle of Kedem Kosher grape juice that I purchased has a notice on the label which reads 'FOR SACRAMENTAL PURPOSES ONLY'. I assume this means that it's being sold to be ...
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Water to prevent dehydration before kiddush on Shabbos morning?

The halocho is that after davenning on Shabbos morning, it is forbidden to drink water until one has made kiddush. See dinonline. Consider the following situation: one has davenned on a warm Shabbos ...
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Can someone, who has not yet taken on Shabbos, recite the Friday night kiddush (before sunset) for someone else who has already taken on Shabbos?

Can someone, who has not yet taken on Shabbos, recite the Friday night kiddush (before sunset) for someone else who has already taken on Shabbos, [without the former intending to take on Shabbos with ...
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Shabbat Candles or Wine [closed]

It is said in the shulchan Aruch that one should buy Shabbat Candles instead of Wine if one didn't have enough money for both of them. However, When we see into the talmud it says in Shabbat 23b that ...
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Kiddush on grape juice that's pasteurized or has added sulfites

I'm working on a piece for a Sefer my Kollel is putting out on the topic of making Kiddush on grape juice that's pasteurized or has sulfites added (primarily based on שו"ת מנחת שלמה חלק א סימן ד, ...
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Why does one need to give the kiddush wine to a minor when saying Kiddush in shul?

O.C. 269:1 (Sefaria translation in English): It is the custom to recite Kiddush in the synagogue, however, the one who recites does not taste the wine of Kiddush but gives it to a minor to ...
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How high of a priority should one place on making kiddish before chatzot on Shabbos?

For example, if the minyan finishes after chatzot yom, is it permitted or proper do daven b'yachidus in order to make kiddush before chatzot, or is it better to daven with the minyan, and hear/make ...
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Must a kiddush cup be both clean and dry?

The kiddush cup needs washing inside and out (O Ch 183:1). The hands need to be washed before eating bread. One may not eat bread with wet hands – it is like eating impure bread according to the ...
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Where did the idea of a shul kiddush come from

In many communities I have been in around the world after mussaf on shabbat there is often a 'kiddush'. This consists of the Rav of the shul (or some other designee) who makes kiddush and food is ...
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kiddush for someone who cant talk

Someone has had his voicebox removed and therefore cannot talk. Should his wife be making kiddush (havdala perhaps not) or lighting chanuka lights for him rather than him doing it himself and only ...
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Making Kiddush for a group of women

If one makes kiddush for a group of women should they say סברי גברותי before the bracha instead of סברי מרנן? I ask because saying listen up misters when making kiddush for only women feels weird. it ...
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Can minhag hamakom allow you to make what is for you a bracha levatala

I have a question about a specific case but it relates to a broad subject so I'm making the question less narrow. Pesachim 101a presents a minhag they used to have to make Kiddush in synagogue. Even ...
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Bircas Hamazon exempts al hagefen

When one makes kiddush friday night then has a meal afterwards, they don't make an al hagefen on the wine/grape juice that they drank by kiddush. This is because (from what I always heard/understood) ...
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Do German Ashkenazim sit or stand during kiddush?

Do German Ashkenazim sit or stand for kiddush and is the custom the same in the evening and day and for Shabbas and yontif?
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Why do Yekkes follow Beis Shammai?

Brachos 8:2 records a dispute between Beis Shammai and Beis Hillel whether one should wash before or after Kiddush. The Yekke minhag is to wash before Kiddush. Why do they follow Beis Shammai? (In ...
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Why only four cups of wine during the seder instead of giving each obligation its own separate cup of wine?

Chazal instituted that we drink four cups of wine on Pesach night. The first cup of wine is that of Kadeish. In other words, the first cup of wine we would be drinking anyway to fulfill the normal ...
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Throwing away leftover kiddush wine

In keeping with the general rule that mitzvah objects, including comestibles, be discarded respectfully (as well as possibly baal tashchis), how should one get rid of leftover kiddush wine? It's not ...
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Kiddush written on the sukkah

I've seen canvas sukkot that have kiddush printed on the walls. Can you use the text to say kiddush? Generally we can't benefit from the sukkah walls. For decorations, you can make a stipulation ...
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Why the different wording between Shabbat Kiddush and zemirot?

In Leil Shabbat Kiddush we see the phrase: תחילה למקראי קודש Loose translation (mine): "The start of the holy callings (i.e. holy days)" But in the Shabbat lunchtime somg Yom Ze Mechubad, we see ...
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Is there such a thing as פת מדינה?

In Bereishit, Hashem said to Adam בזעת אפך תאכל לחם This would seem to imply that bread is universal to all people. We also know that bread has a particular definition: it has to be made from one ...
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Why are different terms used for “remembrance” of creation?

At the end of the Magen Avot prayer, commonly recited in shul Friday night, the last few words end in the phrase, לעם מדושני עונג זכר למעשה בראשית However, in the nighttime Kiddush, the phrase is:...
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Becoming Bar Mitzvah on Shabbas but made early kiddush

A child once they become Bar/Bas Mitzvah is now an adult and is obligated in all the mitzvos (assuming they've reached physical maturity). In the case where they became Bar Mitzvah on Shabbas (Friday ...
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Kiddush - סברי מרנן ורבנן ורבותי

I have noticed various customs surrounding the words before Hagefen for all kiddushim. My sefard siddur says סברי מרנן ורבנן ורבותי but I have also seen סברי מרנן and many other variants across other ...
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What is the origin of the Yeke custom of washing hands before kiddush and is it done only by the person saying kiddush or everyone?

I have heard mention of a Yeke custom of washing hands before kiddush but no explanation of why or whether it is done only by the person leading kiddush or everyone. Further to the question about ...
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Why do Akdamut, Reshuyot on Simchat Torah and Yom Tov kiddush use the same tune?

The tune used for Yom Tov Kiddush throughout the year by most Ashkenazim is almost exactly like the tune used for Akdamut - the Aramaic poem recited in many Nusach Ashkenaz and Nusach Sefard ...
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Leaving wine bottle uncovered during kiddush

I have seen people who are careful to cover the wine bottle from which they poured into the kidish cup during the recitation of kiddush. As far as I know there isn't any issue with pagum because no ...
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Is there any reason to drink wine at kiddush if it is not from the cup used for the blessing?

In view of the answers given to questions here and here, is there any reason to drink wine at kiddush if you are not drinking from the cup of blessing? (For instance, could the fact that you said "...
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Hearing kiddush from someone who mumbles [closed]

If one is invited to someones house on shabbat and they are being yotzeh kiddush with someone they know mumbles the words ,but they can't make their own kiddush for whatever reason (only enough wine ...
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Being yotzei kiddush when the host doesn't pass [duplicate]

If I am a guest at a big Shabbos dinner at which the host makes kiddush out loud at the head of the table, but does not pass wine from his cup or bottle, what should I do in order to be yotzei the ...
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Does adding a bit of red wine to white wine change the resulting drinks' status vis-a-vis kiddush?

There are various opinions regarding the acceptance of white wine for kiddush. My question is, if say one has a full bottle of white, if they pour a cup that is majority white (80%+), but are able to ...
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Difference between men and women regarding drinking water before the day kidush

In Chukas Hanoshim of the Ben Ish Hai chapter 43 (below) he writes that women cannot drink anything on Shabbos morning until kidush, but men can drink water before shachris. What might be his ...
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When is the latest that one can have coffee before reciting the kiddush on Shabbat morning?

One is not allowed to partake of any food or drink before reciting or hearing the kiddush of the day. However, because coffee helps with concentration during prayers, there's a leniency to allow one ...
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Making Kiddush Hoshanah Rabah morning

My family has a Minhag (practice) to make Kiddush Hoshanah Raba morning before the meal. does anyone know if there's a source to this Minhag and what it is?
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Borei P'ri or Borei F'ri hagefen?

Have heard a few mizrahi recordings for qiddush and am noticing that some of them use borei f'ri hagefen. When i looked up Qiddush in my Egyptian siddur (Farhi Siddur) i noticed the Pei had no dagesh. ...
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Looking for RH Kiddush audio file

Need answer fast! I'm looking for an audio file of the Rosh Hashanah Kiddush, in the RH melody. So far everything I've found uses the Hagim melody. My usual go-to site, virtualcantor.org, doesn't ...
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Can you daven mincha & ma'ariv in shul after making making Kiddush at home on Shabbat eve?

Let's say that you are the only qualified Ba'al Tefilah in a small summer community that has just 1 shul. (Yes, it does happen!) Shabbat starts late (around 8:15 PM, say). You have a disabled child ...
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Kiddush before coffee?

Commenting on the Shulchan Aruch in siman 289 which states that one may not taste anything before kiddush shabbos morning, except water, the Biur Halacha s.v. Chovas Kiddush writes that that it is ...
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kiddush for someone else, excluding myself

I would like to stop by and say Kiddush for someone who is homebound and unable to say it for themselves. This would be on Shabbat morning after schul. However, I don't want to be Yotze from this ...
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Candle for Havdalah during Kiddush of Chag Saturday night

During the special Kiddush/Havdallah recited on a Saturday night Chag, acronym Yakneha"z, we make a bracha on the havdalah candle. Normally the Havdalah candle has to be a "torch" consisting of two or ...
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Making Kiddush with Grape Juice or White Wine

Lechatchila (a priori, by standard Halacha), can you make kiddush with grape juice or white wine? Can you fufill the mitzvah of drinking your 4 cups on Pesach with white wine or grape juice, bedieved ...
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Israeli attending second seder Motzaei Shabbat - How should he behave during Kiddush?

If an Israeli attends your 2nd Seder this year, when it's Motzaei Shabbat, how should he behave at your Seder table for the 1st cup of wine? You will do a combo Kiddush / havdalah. He does no Kiddush ...
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If someone forgot to recite the Havdalah section in Yom Tov Kiddush, must he repeat any part of kiddush?

When Yom Tov falls on Saturday night, Havdalah is included in Kiddush. If someone forgot to say the two blessings M'oraui Ha'esh and Hamavdil does he need to repeat any part of Kiddush? If so, which ...
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Kiddush in Schul on Yom-Tov

In those communities where kiddush is still said before Aleinu on Shabbat (Friday night), is it also said on leyl (the night of) yom-tov? As this question relates to my effort with the creation of a ...
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In what case can a wine made from the “Fruit of the Vine” be kosher but not acceptable for kiddush? [duplicate]

I saw a post the other day where a religious Jew posted a picture of a new wine he got and clarified that it was made from the "fruit of the vine" and yet it wasn't good for kiddush. What kind of ...