4 Sons & Sons

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Tuesday, December 06, 2005

Kiddush bits

Just a few things on seder night Kidush: In Yemenite & Djerban families, Kiddush is preceded by Tehilim 116:13, 117:1 and 23. The Yemenite custom is to wash and dry the cup each time it is used. (Guggenheimer)

In Kiddush, it says that G-d chose (bahar) us. The gematria of bahar is 210, the years of servitude. It was after this oppression that G-d chose us. (Emanuel)

Normally, only the one making kiddush is required to drink the wine. On Pesach, everyone is. Perhaps this is a show of wealth since we are free tonight.


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