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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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A Plastic inside a silver cup of Kiddush and Havdalah

Is it permissible to put a plastic cup (disposable) inside a silver cup in Kiddush and Havdalah? The disposable cup is filled with the amount of the appropriate shiur (amount). However, it protrudes ...
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Kiddish in the place where one eats on Pesach for those that don't eat “gebrockts”

Halachipedia says In order to have Kiddish in the place where one eats and that the Kiddish is considered a proper Kiddish, one must eat at least a kezayit of mezonot, bread, or a reviyit of wine. ...
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How come Yom Tov Kiddush can postpone having food on Yom Tov, specifically on Pesach?

What source in the Torah forbids a person from eating any food before Kiddush, specifically on Pesach and Chol Ha'Moed Pesach?
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Why do some Kiddush cups have golden dome accents on them?

When shopping for Kiddush cups, I find a lot of them have golden domes on them, such as this one from a popular Judaica store: I am confused by the golden dome accents in the cups artwork. As far as ...
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On Yom Tov, if you didn't say Kiddush at night, what should you now say before lunch?

This question discusses the case of someone who missed saying Kiddush on Friday night. The answer says to say the nighttime Kiddush the next day; see there for details. I'm interested in the analogous ...
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Problems with Women Making Kiddush in Public?

I read in Shulchan Aruch that a woman can make kiddush for a man, but it seems to me that there's a kol isha issue with doing so publicly, i.e. at a table at a shul or large gathering. Are there any ...
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Are women obligated in kiddush on Yom tov

Women, despite being exempt from certain time bound positive commandments, are obligated to make kiddush on Shabbat. My question is, are women also obligated to make kiddush on Yom Tov or no? And ...
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Sources that support not taking food from the table before the rabbi makes kiddush?

To me this seems like an obvious sense of basic respect to the community but it doesn't seem like everyone thinks as I do and looking for sources that support that this is a practice that should not ...
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Looking at bottom of Kiddush cup - why?

I've seen in the past that it is proper to look into the Kiddush cup (iirc looking to the bottom of the cup) before making the blessing of boreh peri hagefen, i.e. when saying "savri...". I ...
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Inconsistency in adding Gen 1:31 to Gen 2:1-3 on Friday Nights

We say Gen 2:1-3 three times each Friday evening, once in the Amida, once after the Amida and once in the Fri Night Kiddush (Vayachulu hashamaim vehaaretz vechol tzvaam). Only one time do we preface ...
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Wine made from fruits other than grapes

Wine can be made out of any fruit. What is the bracha of wine made from fruit other than grapes? May this wine be used for kiddush?
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Looking at Shabbat candles during Kiddush - why?

I've seen in the past that it is proper to look at the candles when saying "yom hashishi" during Friday night Kiddush. I think it is a Sefardi thing, but I can't find any reference to it in ...
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Why do we shake our tzitzit after kiddush levana? [duplicate]

I have just said Kiddush Levanah and was told that i should shake my Tzitzit immediately afterwards...are there any specific Kabbalistic reasons for this?
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Friday night kiddush in shule - is this a bracha l'vatalla?

For those shules that have the minhag to make Kiddush in shule on Friday night - why is this not a bracha l'vatalla? Yes, I am aware that the Gemara mentions this was done in the shules in those days ...
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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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What do you do if you didn’t make kiddish Friday night? [duplicate]

Where would it be discussed what to do if someone forgot/fell asleep… to make kiddish Friday night? Do they make kiddish right away in the morning?
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When/where/how did weekly "kiddush" become the norm? [duplicate]

At the typical American synagogue -- and most in Europe as well, at this point I think -- it's expected that after the Shabbos morning prayers, there will be "kiddush", but people don't sit ...
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Is mezonot jealous of kiddush? [duplicate]

Should we cover plates of crackers and rogelach in a shul kiddush?
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Kiddush as the second meal on Shabbat

It's common in some synagogues I go to to have a large kiddush with mezonot after Musaf, and then a large meal in the early afternoon. My questions are: First, does this fulfill the mitzvah of three ...
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Can one recite Kiddush and Havdalah by day on the same cup if he forgot Havdalah by night?

When Yom Tov falls out on Motzaei Shabbos, one recites Kiddush and Havdalah on the same cup of wine at night. If one said Kiddush but forgot until morning to say Havdalah, how should he proceed? Can ...
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Shabbat Blessings Question

My family is Christian but we are trying to observe Shabbat following the Jewish traditions. I am struggling to get an understanding of exactly how this is done. I know that you have the Kiddush, ...
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Drinking water before nightfall , on pesach evening

Would one be allowed to drink water between shkiah - dusk, and tzais - nightfall, on the first night of Pesach, being that you can’t make Kiddush then anyways, and if yes, what if it fell out on ...
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Whats the reasoning behind יין פגום?

There is an halacha called יין פגום (mentioned in Pesachim 106a and Shulchan Aruch Orach Chaim Siman 182) where if I drank a cup of wine for Kiddush or Birkat Hamazon and didn't finish all of it, I ...
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Why in Beresheit 2:2 (and Kidush) we switch between מְלַאכְתּ֖וֹ and מִכׇּל־מְלַאכְתּ֖וֹ?

I've always had this question regarding the pasuk in Beresheit 2:2 which which we also say at kidush which says, "וַיְכַ֤ל אֱלֹהִים֙ בַּיּ֣וֹם הַשְּׁבִיעִ֔י מְלַאכְתּ֖וֹ אֲשֶׁ֣ר עָשָׂ֑ה ...
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How does one proceed at a stand-up Kiddush?

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 ...
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Kiddush on Grape Juice Jello

May one use grape juice or wine that was turned into Jello for Kiddush? Does concentration matter, for example, if the cup was already full of wine, and a bit of jello was added? I saw a related ...
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Why on Kiddush on Friday night do we switch from third person to second person?

Does anyone know of a source explaining why on קידוש on Friday night we switch from הנחילנו ("He gave us as an inheritance") to הנחלתנו ("You gave us as an inheritance")? I thought ...
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How much are we allowed to dilute wine?

We must drink wine for kiddush, even four cups for Pessah. The Sages said "En simchah ella bebassar ve-yayin -- There is no rejoicing except with meat and wine". But there are plenty of ...
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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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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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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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eating before kiddush

Is there any time in the early morning on Shabbat in which I can eat and drink something without any question of it being considered eating before davening and kiddush? For example, at 3, 4, or 5 o'...
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Is there any source for Rosh Hashana Evening Kiddush Nusah Melody (Sfard/ Ashkenazi) [duplicate]

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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Borei P'ri or Borei F'ri hagefen?

Have heard a few older 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 ...
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Is making קידוש Shabbos on schnapps לכתחילה?

Is making קידוש on schnapps Shabbos, לכתחילה?
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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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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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Using two plastic cups for Kiddush

I know making kiddush with a plastic cup is problematic because of requirements. I have seen people using two plastic cups: What is the source for this and is it legitimate?
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Should a man say Shehecheyanu when lighting Yom Tov candles?

In a situation when a man will both be lighting the Yom Tov candles and making Kiddush, when should he make Shehecheyanu? Do we say only when lighting candles, since that is when the women say it ...
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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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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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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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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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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 ...