Category: Kiddush

The Early 3rd Century Rabbinic Debate About Friday Night Kiddush at Synagogue

As kiddush consists of saying two blessings – one over wine and one over sanctifying Shabbat – what happens when it is said not at meal? While it may have been taken for granted during Tannaitic (early Rabbinic) times that the Shabbat Sanctification (קידוש היום (commonly referred to as simply קידוש, kiddush)) is to take […]

Kiddush in Kabbalah, featuring Rabbi Dr. Joel Hecker [Episode #82 of The Jewish Drinking Show]

Discussing Kiddush in Kabbalah on the 82nd episode of The Jewish Drinking Show is first-time guest, Professor Rabbi Joel Hecker. Specifically, we discuss what the author of the Zohar writes about kiddush requirements. Rabbi Dr. Hecker serves as Professor of Jewish Mysticism at the Reconstructionist Rabbinical College, and is among today’s most prominent scholars of kabbalah. He […]

Maimonides on Kiddush and Havdallah

In the 66th episode of The Jewish Drinking Show, Rabbi Dan Margulies joins Rabbi Drew Kaplan in a discussion on Maimonides’ views on Kiddush and Havdallah for Shabbat. Guest Bio Rabbi Dan Margulies is currently on the high school Judaics faculty of the Berman Hebrew Academy. He was formerly rabbi of The Riverdale Minyan, formerly […]

Daytime Kiddush: An Introduction

Introduction The regality and pageantry that accompanies the Friday night kiddush (sanctification) is a glorious and enjoyable way to enter in and celebrate Shabbat, demarcating it as a special sanctuary in time. However, in addition to this initiating kiddush, there is another kiddush on Shabbat.  “The Great Sanctification” This daytime kiddush’s name is called Kiddusha […]

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