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Kiddush (Blessing Over The Wine)

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The Kiddush is the blessing over the wine. Traditionally, a silver goblet is used but you can use whatever you want. Even if just one person makes the blessing, everyone is supposed to partake in the wine (or grape juice), so you should fill everyone’s glass before the blessing is made. There are different customs about whether to stand or sit while receiving Kiddush. Sometimes everyone stands, sometimes just the person reciting stands, sometimes everyone sits. You decide.

Baruch atah Adonai, Eloheinu melech ha-olam, borei p’ree hagafen. Amen.

Blessed are You, God, Spirit of the Universe, Creator of the fruit of the vine.

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