Kiddish vs. Kiddush

By Jaxson

  • Kiddush

    Kiddush (; Hebrew: קידוש‎ [ki’duʃ]), literally, “sanctification,” is a blessing recited over wine or grape juice to sanctify the Shabbat and Jewish holidays. Additionally, the word refers to a small repast held on Shabbat or festival mornings after the prayer services and before the meal.

  • Kiddish (adjective)


  • Kiddush (noun)

    A blessing recited over wine or grape juice in commemoration of the sanctity of the Shabbat or other Jewish holy day.

  • Kiddush (noun)

    a ceremony of prayer and blessing over wine, performed by the head of a Jewish household at the meal ushering in the Sabbath (on a Friday night) or a holy day, or at the lunch preceding it

    “kiddush cups”

Oxford Dictionary

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