Daytime Kiddush

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Orthodox Ashkenazi Daytime Kiddush (Text & Audio)

Orthodox Ashkenazi Daytime Kiddush (Text & Audio)

This post presents a printable PDF file containing the Hebrew, English and transliterated text of the daytime Kiddush, as well as a slow, clear audio recording of the blessings sung to a popular melody. From Aish.com, these resources not only present the Orthodox Ashkenazi custom, but

How to Recite the Sephardic Daytime Kiddush (Text & Audio)

How to Recite the Sephardic Daytime Kiddush (Text & Audio)

This post offers a two-page step-by-step guide explaining how to recite the daytime Kiddush according to Sephardic tradition, including the Hebrew, English and transliterated text, as well as an audio recording of the Kiddush chanted in a Sephardic style. The actual blessing over the wine is

For Kids: The Blessing Over Wine & Grape Juice

For Kids: The Blessing Over Wine & Grape Juice

This short, kid-friendly video demonstrates how to say the blessing over wine or grape juice, which is a central part of the the longer Shabbat Kiddush ceremony. In less than 30 seconds, this video slowly recites the Hebrew blessing along with karaoke-style on-screen transliteration, Hebrew text, and an

Traditional Rosh Hashanah Evening & Daytime Kiddush

Traditional Rosh Hashanah Evening & Daytime Kiddush

This post offers links to the traditional evening and daytime Kiddush ceremonies performed on Rosh Hashanah. The page for the evening Kiddush includes the full text in English, as well as a Hebrew audio recording and step-by-step instructions for how to perform the ritual, whether

How to Sing the Reform Daytime Kiddush (Audio & Text)

How to Sing the Reform Daytime Kiddush (Audio & Text)

This post presents the Reform custom for the daytime kiddush, including the Hebrew, English and transliterated texts of the blessing and an audio recording of a popular tune in the North American Reform community. Rather than just a melody for the blessing, this custom is

Friday Night & Beyond: Insights on Daytime Kiddush (Plus Text & Audio)

Friday Night & Beyond: Insights on Daytime Kiddush (Plus Text & Audio)

This thorough excerpt from “Friday Night and Beyond” by Lori Palatnik begins with meaningful explanations as to why Kiddush is recited during the day on Shabbat. Great for beginners, this resource offers a practical how-to guide of the Orthodox Ashkenazi custom and pronunciation, complete with the Hebrew,

Kiddush 101: Discover Everything About Kiddush

Kiddush 101: Discover Everything About Kiddush

This detailed article by Chaviva Gordon-Bennett explains the meaning, origins, customs, and practical how-to’s of the Kiddush ceremony according to Orthodox Ashkenazi tradition, including the translated and transliterated text. Published on ThoughtCo, a website that provides in-depth articles about a wide range of topics to a general audience, this article

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Reform Daytime Kiddush (Audio & Text)

Reform Daytime Kiddush (Audio & Text)

This post presents the Reform custom for the daytime kiddush, including the Hebrew, English and transliterated texts of the blessing and an audio recording of a popular tune in the North American Reform community. Rather than just a melody for the blessing, this custom is

Chabad Daytime Kiddush

Chabad Daytime Kiddush

This printable PDF file presents the Hebrew and English text of the daytime Kiddush according to the custom of the Chabad Lubavitch Hasidic tradition. The actual blessing over the wine is preceded by Psalm 23,  a Kabbalistic passage, and several Biblical verses. In 1803, Rabbi Schneur Zalman of Liadi,

Iraqi Tradition of Daytime Kiddush

Iraqi Tradition of Daytime Kiddush

In this 5.5 minute long audio recording, Cantor Moshe Habusha, a Jerusalem-born singer and musician of Iraqi ancestry, presents a slow, soulful rendition of the daytime Kiddush according to the Iraqi tradition and pronunciation.     

Traditional Rosh Hashanah Evening & Daytime Kiddush

Traditional Rosh Hashanah Evening & Daytime Kiddush

This post offers links to the traditional evening and daytime Kiddush ceremonies performed on Rosh Hashanah. The page for the evening Kiddush includes the full text in English, as well as a Hebrew audio recording and step-by-step instructions for how to perform the ritual, whether

Turkish Tradition of the Daytime Kiddush

Turkish Tradition of the Daytime Kiddush

In this 4 minute audio recording, Cantor Moshe Habusha, a Jerusalem-born singer and musician of Iraqi ancestry, presents a slow, soulful rendition of the daytime Kiddush according to the Turkish tradition. 

Home Video of Yemenite Daytime Kiddush

Home Video of Yemenite Daytime Kiddush

This low quality home video from the Shimoni family presents the Yemenite tradition for the daytime Kiddush, including the preceding Psalms and biblical passages recited according to this tradition. This video reflects the unique pronunciation and chanting style of the Yemenite Jewish community.

Introduction to Daytime Kiddush (with text)

Introduction to Daytime Kiddush (with text)

This post from Wikipedia offers a brief introduction to the daytime Kiddush, including an explanation of how it differs in status and content from the nighttime ritual. It also provides the Hebrew and English text of the Kiddush, while mentioning that there are many different

The Blessing Over Wine: Masculine, Feminine and Non-Gendered God Language

The Blessing Over Wine: Masculine, Feminine and Non-Gendered God Language

This post includes the blessing recited over wine in Hebrew, English and transliterated, using masculine, feminine and non-gendered God-language. This blessing is only one small part within the Shabbat Kiddush ceremony, and it is also recited before drinking wine or grape juice at any time

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A Subtle Melody for the Chabad Daytime Kiddush

A Subtle Melody for the Chabad Daytime Kiddush

This audio recording presents Rabbi Chay Amar singing a subtle melody for the daytime Kiddush, including the preliminary Psalms and passages recited according to the Chabad-Lubavitch custom. Rabbi Amar is the co-director of the Chabad of Golden Beach in Florida.   

Etti Ankri’s Psalm 23 Recited Prior to Daytime Kiddush

Etti Ankri’s Psalm 23 Recited Prior to Daytime Kiddush

This video presents Israeli singer-songwriter Etti Ankri performing a beautiful rendition of Psalm 23, often recited prior to the daytime Kiddush. Born to a Tunisian Jewish family, Etti Ankri has been referred to as “the poet of Israeli spirituality.” This video is from a live

Atkinu Seudata: A Hasidic Melody for a Kabbalistic Poem Recited Before the Daytime Kiddush

Atkinu Seudata: A Hasidic Melody for a Kabbalistic Poem Recited Before the Daytime Kiddush

This video presents a Kabbalistic poem sometimes recited before the daytime Kiddush sung to a melody from the Modzitz Hasidic group, known for their musical compositions. Based on passages in the Zohar, Atkinu Seudata was written in Aramaic by Rabbi Isaac Luria, the leader of the kabbalistic community in Sfat in

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A Brief Halachic Exploration of the Shabbat Morning Kiddush

A Brief Halachic Exploration of the Shabbat Morning Kiddush

This 4 minute long audio recording presents the different customs and halachic opinions regarding the wording of the daytime Kiddush. The short but highly technical lecture is relevant to those with a background and interest in the development of Jewish law. Rabbi Ari Enkin is a

Daytime Kiddush as a Reminder of the Sanctity of Shabbat

Daytime Kiddush as a Reminder of the Sanctity of Shabbat

In this 2.5 minute video, Rabbi Chaim Brovender explains how the daytime Kiddush serves as a reminder of the sanctity of Shabbat, regardless of whether one simply recites the blessing over the wine or the optional additional verses preceding this blessing. Rabbi Brovender is the head

Friday Night & Beyond: Insights on Daytime Kiddush (Plus Text & Audio)

Friday Night & Beyond: Insights on Daytime Kiddush (Plus Text & Audio)

This thorough excerpt from “Friday Night and Beyond” by Lori Palatnik begins with meaningful explanations as to why Kiddush is recited during the day on Shabbat. Great for beginners, this resource offers a practical how-to guide of the Orthodox Ashkenazi custom and pronunciation, complete with the Hebrew,

Kiddush as a Bridge Between the Physical & Spiritual

Kiddush as a Bridge Between the Physical & Spiritual

This short video provides a brief and meaningful explanation for why Jews make Kiddush at Shabbat meals. Arik Singer, a former educator at the Orthodox Perth Hebrew Congregation in Australia and current assistant principal at Yerushalayim Torah Academy in Israel, explains that the recitation of Kiddush

What is Kiddush?

What is Kiddush?

This short video provides a playful but informative discussion about how and why we make Kiddush. Rabbi John Carrier of Reform Burbank Temple Emanuel explains that Jews sanctify sacred time ideally using wine, a vehicle for joy. This ritual does not change the wine in

A Talmudic Analysis of Kiddusha Rabba – The Great Kiddush

A Talmudic Analysis of Kiddusha Rabba – The Great Kiddush

This article is an analysis of the Talmudic passages from which we learn the minimum halachic requirement for the daytime Kiddush. The ideas are based upon the insights of Rabbi Adin Steinsaltz, a preeminent teacher, philosopher, social critic, and author, with a mission to make the Talmud and

A Halchic Discussion of the Wording of Kiddush

A Halchic Discussion of the Wording of Kiddush

  This short, technical article discusses which passages should be recited prior to the blessing over the wine as part of the daytime Kiddush on Shabbat. Due to its technical nature, its use of Hebrew, and its references to halachic works and personalities, this article

JOFA: The Women’s Role in Kiddush, HaMotzi & Havdallah

JOFA: The Women’s Role in Kiddush, HaMotzi & Havdallah

The following excerpt from the article “Halachot of Kiddush, HaMotzi and Havdalah, printed by The Jewish Orthodox Feminist Alliance (JOFA), illustrates how women and men are equally obligated to  participate in the commandments of Kiddush (the blessing over the wine) and HaMotzi (the blessing over

Kiddush: Stand or Sit?

Kiddush: Stand or Sit?

This responsum, written for Aish.com’s “Ask The Rabbi” column, explains the halachic reasoning behind some of the different customs regarding whether the nighttime and daytime Kiddush ceremony should be recited while standing or sitting.  Kiddush: Stand or Sit? Question: Whenever I go to someone’s house for Shabbat, I

Shabbat Home Ritual: Kiddush

Shabbat Home Ritual: Kiddush

In this short post, Sarah Fishman describes the basics of the Kiddush ceremony, as part of an article introducing the Shabbat home rituals of candle lighting, kiddush over wine, and challah (bread). The author, a  rabbinical student at Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion in

The Role of Wine in Jewish Tradition

The Role of Wine in Jewish Tradition

This excerpt, from an article by Rabbi Maurice Lamm, explains the integral place of wine in Sabbath, festival, and wedding rituals, as a celebratory and symbolic marker between the mundane and the sacred. The significance of wine within Jewish ritual is a shared practice among

Psalm 23

Psalm 23

The following article outlines the place of Psalm 23 in Shabbat liturgy in various communities, as well as a literary analysis of several theological and psychological interpretations of the words, according to various thinkers. The author, Rabbi Peretz A. Rodman, is an American-born, Jerusalem-based rabbi, educator, writer,

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The Blessing Over the Wine in ASL

The Blessing Over the Wine in ASL

This video demonstrates how to sign the blessing over the wine in American Sign Language, which is especially helpful for those who are deaf or hard of hearing and those seeking to make their practice more inclusive. Although this blessing is said as part of the

Making Kiddush Inclusive for All

Making Kiddush Inclusive for All

The following article provides practical tools on how to transform your own Shabbat table into one that is inclusive of all members of your community. The Kiddush, one of the first rituals performed at the Shabbat meal, provides the perfect opportunity to create an environment

How to Make Kiddush Without Wine

How to Make Kiddush Without Wine

This detailed article describes what to do if you need to make Kiddush but there is no kosher wine available. Although this is not explicitly mentioned, it also applies to someone who is allergic to wine or grape juice. Given its use of Hebrew words

Why Sweet Wine?

Why Sweet Wine?

This article from The Jerusalem Post provides historical background and basic information about wine production to explain why the wine used for Kiddush is generally sweet. Adam Montefiore, an expert in Israeli wine, describes how movements through the Diaspora have affected our predilection to sweet wines, how Ashkenazim and

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