Kiddush

There is a commandment to recite or listen to Kiddush over a cup of wine or grape juice. One recites Kiddush while holding a full cup in one's right hand, and when the full blessing is finished everyone drinks. Some stand during Kiddush, others sit.

Vay’chulu hashamayim v’ha’aretz v’chol-tz’va’am. Vay’chal elohim bayom hash’vi’I, m’lachto asher asa. Vayishbot bayomhash’vi’Imikolm’lachto asher asa. Vay’vareich Elohim et-yom hash’vi’i vay’kadeish oto. Ki vo shavat mikol-m’lach’to asher-bara Elohim la’asot.

Now the sky, earth, and all their array was completed. With the seventh day God ended the work of creation, resting on the seventh day, with all the work done. Then God blessed the seventh day and sanctified it, this day having completed the work of creation.

Baruch ata Adonai, Eloheinu melech haolam,borei p’ri hagafen.
Baruch ata Adonai,Eloheinu melech ha-olam,asher kid’shanu b’mitzvotav v’ratza vanu,
v’shabat kod’sho b’ahava uv’ratzon hinchilanu, zikaron l’ma’asei v’reisheet.

Ki hu yom t’chila l’mikra’ei kodesh,zeicher litziat Mitzrayim.
Ki vanu vacharta v’otanu kidashta mikol ha’amim, v’shabat kod’sh’cha b’ahava uv’ratzon hin’chaltanu.
Baruch ata Adonai, m’kadeish hashabat.

We bless You, Eternal God, Sovereign of the universe, Creator of the fruit of the vine. We praise You, Eternal God, Sovereign of the universe: You call us to sanctity with the Mitzvah of Shabbat--the sign of Your love, a reminder of Your creative work, and the freedom from Egyptian bondage: our day of days. On Shabbat especially, we respond to Your call to serve You as a holy people. We praise You, Adonai, for the holiness of Shabbat.


Type of Custom: Kiddush, Motzi & Handwashing

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Source: Moishe House