[Sephardic Hebrew kee-doosh; Ashkenazic Hebrew kid-uh sh]
- a blessing recited over a cup of wine or over bread on the Sabbath or on a festival.
Origin of Kiddush
From the Hebrew word qiddūsh literally, sanctification
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Examples from the Web for kiddush
Our Kiddush prayers were done with gefilte fish and grape juice instead of wine.A Jewish Ex-Con Recalls Keeping Kosher with the Faithful in Prison
May 11, 2014
On the contrary, he was to promote the Kiddush Hashem "the sanctification of the Name."Chosen Peoples
And her Kiddush is his Kiddush—the same low, dignified chant, the same sweetness.
And the guest took the cup of wine from my father's hand, and recited a Kiddush.
After the Skul rabbi's Kiddush and Havdoleh, she will listen to no other; she says her own over cake or currant wine.
It is only when the time comes for saying Kiddush that my father and the guest hold a Hebrew conversation.
- a special blessing said before a meal on sabbaths and festivals, usually including the blessing for wine or bread
- a reception usually for the congregants after a service at which drinks and snacks are served and this grace is said
from Hebrew qiddūsh sanctification
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