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Sanctification of Shabbat or Holidays said over a cup of wine at the inception in the night. During the day Kidusha Rabba is recited which one only needs a Brocho on a cup of wine.

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Hearing Kiddush for Shabbos and Yom Tov when for you it's just Shabbos

An Israeli is visiting the Diaspora for a holiday beginning on Friday. On Friday night a local Diasporan will says kiddush for the holiday and shabbos. Can the Israeli, for whom it's not a holiday, ...
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Why is there no birkas hamitzva on kiddush?

There's a general rule that there's a birkas hamitzva before performing a mitzva. How come no blessing is recited before the mitzva of kiddush?
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In what circumstances does the Tetragrammaton occur in non-Biblical literature?

I've tried to ask a very general question in the title, but I'll begin with the specific circumstance that gave rise to my question. I was looking at the Maxwell House Haggadah and noticed this prayer ...
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What's the difference between "Hinchilanu" and "Hinchaltanu"?

The Kiddush for Friday night contains two verbs, Hinchilanu and Hinchaltanu, that seem to be on one Hebrew root and share the translation "has given us as a heritage." I guess that there ...
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Kiddush before or after a yahrtziet

I know that there is a custom to get an Aliyah and give kiddush the Shabbat preceding a yaharzeit. Does this apply to the first yarhzeit as well, when the person is still in availus-assuming the ...
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Is there any source for Rosh Hashana Evening Kiddush Nusah Melody (Sfard/ Ashkenazi)

Is there any recorded resource for traditional Ashkenazi Rosh Hashana melody for Evening Kiddush Melody (Nusah) (Sfard/ Ashkenazi)?
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Ice in kiddush wine/grape juice to cool it. What halachic issues would be involved and what are the views?

On a hot shabbos, I would like to put some ice into my kiddush wine/grape juice to cool it. What halachic issues would be involved and what are the views? 1] Does the solid ice contribute to the ...
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Is making קידוש Shabbos on schnapps לכתחילה?

Is making קידוש on schnapps Shabbos, לכתחילה?
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Grape juice vs. Diluted Wine

Here it mentions that it is better to mix wine and grape juice than to have plain grape juice. How about mixing water with wine; is the diluted wine still more preferable for kiddush and havdalah? (...
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When it comes to making Kiddush, what's recommended for someone who is allergic to grapes?

I recently was reading about allergies and discovered examples of where individuals could experience anaphylaxis from ingesting grapes and grape derivatives. I was curious as to what the protocol is ...
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Aruch HaShulchan on not having to drink any wine at all and still be yotzei kiddush

It says on http://www.dailyhalacha.com/m/halacha.aspx?id=2853 that "Several Halachic authorities, including the Aruch Ha’shulhan (Rav Yechiel Michel Epstein of Nevarduk, 1829-1908) and Hacham ...
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Best raisins to make raisin wine for kiddush?

Raisin wine. SO O Ch 272 (6) quotes the Tur to say יין צמוקים מקדשים עליו (והוא שיש בהן לחלוחית קצת בלא שרייה) (טור): Kiddush may be recited over raisin wine (provided some moisture can be squeezed ...
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Any Reason for Kiddush Cup Plate

Are there any Torah sources which encourage or discourage using plates for kiddush cups or a kos shel beracha?
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The sefer "Radiance of Shabbat" by Simcha Bunim Cohen on whether stam yeinam is ok for kiddush b'dieved

"Stam yeinam, which is wine processed or even possibly touched by a non-Jew or a public desecrator of Shabbat, is forbidden to be benefited from, and thus is obviously inappropriate for kiddush (YD ...
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Pouring wine into a pagum/used cup in order to reuse the wine inside

I heard that after drinking from the kiddish cup, in order to reuse the wine left over which is pagum, we pour some wine into the cup from the bottle it before pouring the wine in the cup back into ...
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Is there a Modern day example of someone Sacrificing their Life to Sanctify HaShem's name?

Are there any recent (post holocaust) stories of a Jew who chose to sacrifice his life in order to be meKadesh HaShem? Are there any modern day Jewish martyrs (not including the many Jews who were ...
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Making the blessing on wine for two people on shabbat morning, but only one needs kiddush

In general, I cannot say borei pri hagafen on behalf of another, if I'm not also drinking wine and making the blessing for myself as well. (Shulchan Aruch Orach Chaim 213:2) One exception to this ...
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Why is there no havdallah when going from Yom Tov into Shabbat?

When Yom Tov begins on Motza'ei Shabbat, havdallah is included in the Yom Tov Kiddush. However, when Shabbat follows a Friday Yom Tov, there is no Havdallah included in the Friday night Kiddush. Why ...
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When to make kiddush at a Seder with no wine?

What is one supposed to do on Seder night if he has no wine (nor chamar medinah if that’s relevant) at all? On a regular Friday night one would make kiddush on bread under these circumstances (...
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Why can't non-grape fruit juice be a substitute for wine? [duplicate]

We are enjoined to drink wine in many rituals (Kiddush, Pessah, etc.). The Shulchan Aruch says grape juice may be substituted. But, presumably no other fruit juice may be used (unless grapes cannot be ...
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Does Kiddush in shul require a minyan?

While I understand that Kiddush in shul Leil Shabbat and Yom Tov does not require a minyan halachically, I'm curious if based on the minhag that started this, does it assume that the recitation was ...
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Kiddush where no one person drinks a cheekful?

Suppose someone makes kiddush and distributes all the wine evenly to everyone at the table, including himself, in small cups; but there were enough people that no one person received/drank a cheekful. ...
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What did people say in Shemoneh Esrei and Kiddush of Shavuos when it didn't fall out on the 6th of Sivan?

During Shemoneh Esrei and Kiddush of Shavuos, we describe the Yom Tov as "this day of the holiday of Shavuos, the time of giving our Torah" (יום חג השבועות הזה זמן מתן תורתינו). Before we had a fixed ...
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Why is "Vayechulu" said 3 times on Leil Shabbat?

I'm curious about the specific number 3 here. Is there a reason or "meaning" (such as from Zohar, etc.) as to why Vayechulu (Breishit 2:1-3) is said 3 times on Friday night (a non-Yom-Tov one)? In ...
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Can kiddush be made in the shul?

I've been to a few shuls on Shabbat morning where the rabbi recites Kiddush in the shul from the bimah. After that, the congregation proceeds to the Kiddush room to eat. Is this halachically ...
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Can Pesach Mitzvot be performed before sunset?

I had an argument with a friend about when you can perform the Pesach seder mitzvot of eating a kezayit of shmurah matzah and drinking four glasses of wine (beginning with kiddush). My friend said ...
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Holding ones cup while someone is reciting Kiddush for you

I have seen many people holding their cup of wine while the host (or a chosen person) recites Kiddush for them. What is the explanation for holding ones cup? Sources if possible.
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Blessing Over Kiddush Covering Future Drinks

This past Shabbat, my Rabbi's father-in-law was over and they disagreed over whether or not to say a blessing. After Shacharit, my Rabbi said kiddush over wine, ate mezonot, and then (as always) ...
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Kiddush for a latecomer

If someone already made Kiddush on Friday night and now someone came late to the meal and asked him to make Kiddush again, but the latecomer refuses to drink from the wine, is it permitted for the one ...
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Three faceted blessing after public kiddush on Friday night

Fortunately I had the honour on multiple occasions to do public kiddush on Friday nights in different synagogues. A few of them were keen on asking me to recite the three faceted blessing after it, ...
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Is white wine permitted between 6 and 7 o'clock?

This answer references the possibility that there is a distinction between red and white wine for those that are careful not to make kiddush between 6 and 7 o'clock. Are there any sources that mention ...
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Men making Kiddush (Shabbos day) 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" with a separate cup of wine. Is there a reason why guests wouldn't ...
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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, ...
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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 can't talk

Someone has had his voice box removed and therefore cannot talk. Should his wife be making kiddush (havdala perhaps not) or lighting Chanukah 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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