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Water before Kiddush


If a woman goes to the Kosel Shavous morning, is it permitted for her to drink water if she is thirsty as it can get quite hot, after davening Musaf or at least after Shacharis, before hearing Kiddush?
Thank you.



Once the woman has davened Shacharis, she may not drink even water until after she hears kiddush or makes kiddush herself. What I can recommend is that she take along some grape juice and some cake to the Kosel and make kiddush there, so she won’t have to wait until she gets back. Alternatively, she can make kiddish and drink 140 ml. (a little less than 5 ounces), and then she can drink as much water as she needs. The reason for this is that when making kiddush we have to drink “maleh logmav” – cheek-full, which is about 50 ml. in order to be yotza kiddush. Then in order to have kiddush bmakom seuda, and if one drank a full reviis (86 ml.) that is also considered bmakom seuda.

Have a good Yom Tov.


 שולחן ערוך אורח חיים הלכות שבת סימן רפט סעיף א “וגם זה הקידוש צריך שיהיה במקום סעודה ושלא יטעום קודם לו כלום כמו בקידוש הלילה. ומיהו לשתות מים בבוקר קודם תפלה מותר, מפני שעדיין לא חל עליו חובת קידוש.” ובמשנה ברורה שם ס”ק ו “וגם הנשים שייכים בענין זה דכל מילי דשבת איש ואשה שוין [אחרונים]”:


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  1. I’m not 100% sure but i think that there is Kiddush and food by the Kosel for all the people who come to daven there.
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