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Kiddush

[Sephardic Hebrew kee-doosh; Ashkenazic Hebrew kid-uh sh]
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noun Judaism.
  1. 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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  • On the contrary, he was to promote the Kiddush Hashem "the sanctification of the Name."

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    Israel Zangwill

  • And her Kiddush is his Kiddush—the same low, dignified chant, the same sweetness.

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    Isaac Loeb Peretz

  • 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.

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    Isaac Loeb Peretz

  • It is only when the time comes for saying Kiddush that my father and the guest hold a Hebrew conversation.


British Dictionary definitions for kiddush

Kiddush

noun Judaism
  1. a special blessing said before a meal on sabbaths and festivals, usually including the blessing for wine or bread
  2. a reception usually for the congregants after a service at which drinks and snacks are served and this grace is said

Word Origin

from Hebrew qiddūsh sanctification
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