Why do we say kiddush over wine?

Why do we say kiddush over wine?

Kiddush, also spelled Qiddush (Hebrew: “Sanctification”), Jewish benediction and prayer recited over a cup of wine immediately before the meal on the eve of the Sabbath or of a festival; the ceremony acknowledges the sanctity of the day that has just begun.

What does the wine represent in Shabbat?

A cup of sweet wine is poured. The wine is allowed to overflow the cup onto a saucer. This symbolises that the joy of Shabbat will spill over into the coming week. A member of the family then puts out the flames of the Havdalah candle in the wine to show that Shabbat is over.

What kind of wine goes with Kiddush?

The Mishnah Berurah (272:10) writes that lechatchila (ideally) it is best to use red wine for Kiddush, but if red wine is not available, or if the white wine is better quality, then one may use white wine.

What is a Kiddush lunch?

A Kiddush Luncheon is an opportunity to gather with friends and family immediately following your child’s Bar or Bat Mitzvah service and do something very Jewish–eat! Encourage your child to mingle more with relatives and adult guests at the luncheon, so for your evening party, he or she can focus on their friends.

What is a Kiddush cup used for?

As has been previously mentioned, the Kiddush cup is used, to sanctify and elevate the Kiddush. This cup is then placed on a dish or a tray to catch any spilled wine. A bencher, a small book with prayers, blessing and songs, a bottle of kosher wine is also present.

Can I drink wine on the Sabbath?

Yes, there are zero laws that forbid drinking alchohol on Shabbat. On the contrary, on Shabbat and other festivals we say “Kiddush” which is a sabctification of the day, at the evening meal and at lumch, and it is done on wine (unless the person cannot have alchohol for some reason).

Can you do Kiddush without wine?

Kiddush may be recited on any kosher wine6 upon which the brocha of Borei Pri Hagafen is recited. If one cannot drink wine, one may recite Kiddush on grape juice. One must be careful to purchase only wine and grape juice that have a reliable kosher certification.

What is Kiddush wine?

Description. Kedem wines are produced using carefully selected grapes grown in some of New York State’s finest vineyards. The wines are produced in Kedem’s own wine cellar by the eighth generation descendants of the winery’s founder. Under the strict supervision of the Union of Orthodox Jewish Congregations of America.

What is a kiddush lunch?

What wine do you drink on Shabbat?

A more traditional Shabbat dinner? Stick to classics like Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay or Cabernet Sauvignon. Spicing it up? Match your spices with wines like Zinfandel (5-spice), Grenache (citrus), Sangiovese (peppers and tomatoes), Riesling (Galagal – common in Thai dishes), or Sauvignon Blanc (green herbs).

Are Jews allowed to drink on the Sabbath?

After the candles are lit, Jewish families will drink wine. Sabbath wine is sweet and is usually drunk from a special goblet known as the Kiddush Cup. The drinking of wine on the Sabbath symbolises joy and celebration. It is also traditional to eat challah, a soft rich eggy bread in the shape of a braid.

Can a woman say Kiddush?

Both men and women are equally obligated in this mitzvah. Kiddush may be recited on any kosher wine6 upon which the brocha of Borei Pri Hagafen is recited. If one cannot drink wine, one may recite Kiddush on grape juice.

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