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Kiddush Night


in the Kiddush of Shabbes night there are 2 berakhots, Borei Peri HaGafen and Mekadesh Ha Shabbat , after Borei Peri HaGafen I drink the wine, or just after Berakhot Mekadesh Ha Shabbat ?


We don’t drink until after finishing mekadesh hashabbos. You are bringing up a good point, why is it not considered a hefsek (a break) between the hagofen and drinking? The answer is that since we are drinking the wine because of the kiddush, and a way of honoring the kiddush, therefore the kiddush is not considered a hefsek. Additionally, we are not allowed to eat or drink before saying kiddush. Therefore, because of these reasons we drink the wine only after finishing the whole kiddush.

Best wishes


Brachos 51b, Rambam Shabbos 29-7, O:CH 271-4, 10.

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