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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.

Baruch atah Adonai, Eloheinu melech ha-olam,
Asher qid’shavu b’mitzvotayv v’ratzah vanu,
V’shabat qadsho b’ahavah u’v’ratzon hinchilanu,
zikaron l’ma’aseh v’reishit,
Kiy hu yom t’chilah l’miqra ‘ey qodesh,
zeikher liytziyat mitzrayim,
Kiy vanu vacharta v’otanu qidashta mikol ha’amiym’,
V’shabat qadsh’kha b’ahavah u’v’ratzon hin’chal’tanu,
Baruch atah Adonai, m’qadesh ha-shabat. Amen

And there was evening and there was morning, the sixth day. The heavens and the earth were finished. And on the seventh day, God ended all the work and rested. And God blessed the seventh day.

Blessed are You, God, Spirit of the Universe, who creates the fruit of the vine. Amen.

Blessed are You, who sanctifies us with commandments and has been pleased with us. You have lovingly and willingly given us Your holy Shabbat as an inheritance in memory of creation. The Shabbat is the first among our holy days and remembrance of our exodus from Egypt. Indeed, You have chosen us and willingly and lovingly given us Your holy Shabbat for an inheritance. Blessed are You, who sanctifies the Shabbat. Amen.

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