Kiddush: Blessing Over the Wine

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Traditional Ashkenazi Friday Night Kiddush: Text & Audio

Traditional Ashkenazi Friday Night Kiddush: Text & Audio

This resource includes the complete Hebrew, English, and transliterated text for the traditional Ashkenazi Orthodox Kiddush, including explanations of what motions

Traditional Sephardic and Mizrahi Friday Night Kiddush: Text & Audio

Traditional Sephardic and Mizrahi Friday Night Kiddush: Text & Audio

This article includes the complete Hebrew, English, and transliterated text for the Sephardic/Mizrahi Orthodox Kiddush, as well as a recording

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

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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

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

Shabbat as Rest from Creation

Shabbat as Rest from Creation

In this article, Rabbi David Aaron explores the deeper meaning of rest on Shabbat, as referenced in the Friday night Kiddush, by

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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

How to Recite Friday Night Kiddush

How to Recite Friday Night Kiddush

In this 7:42 long video, Cantor Michael Weis explains and demonstrates how to say Kiddush on Friday night, including on-screen Hebrew text

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

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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

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

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.

Music

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Kiddush Blues by the Klezmer Company Orchestra

Kiddush Blues by the Klezmer Company Orchestra

This live Hebrew performance by the Klezmer Company Orchestra demonstrates how to sing the Shabbat evening blessings over the wine,

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

Rabbi Shlomo Carlebach Singing Kiddush

Rabbi Shlomo Carlebach Singing Kiddush

This is a video of Rabbi Shlomo Carlebach’s musical rendition of Friday night Kiddush according to Orthodox Ashkenazi tradition and