Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Kiddush: Red Wine or White Wine?


There is a preference for using red wine rather than white wine for kiddush, assuming one is using wine at all, because a sentence in Tehillim refers to the redness of wine as a key characteristic defining wine. Nonetheless, one who does not have red wine, or one who has a dislike for red wines, may use white wine.

Note that “white” and “red” here refer only to the visible color of the wine, and not to the color of the grapes.

(Code of Jewish Law Orach Chaim 272:4; Mishneh Berurah 272:9,10,12)

Have a great day,

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