Can one make kiddush using a plastic disposable cup? Also, can one use a shnapps cup with shnapps in it that’s less than reviis to make kiddush?

Answer:

It is better to find a real (silver, glass, china) cup for Kiddush, but where nothing else is available one can use a disposable cup.

For the shnapps question please see here.

Best wishes.

Sources:

A cup used for Kiddush should be made of durable material (Iggros Moshe 3:39), out of respect for the Kol Shel Berachah, so that a disposable cup is not lechatchilah. See also Shut Minchas Yitzchak 18:23, who questions whether a disposable cup can be considered a keli for this purpose.

However, on a bedieved level, where there’s nothing else, one can use the disposable cup.

See also Shut Tzitz Eliezer 12:23.

 

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