Monday, June 21, 2010

Reciting kiddush at the site of one's meal


Kiddush is supposed to be recited with a meal, for Tanach (Isaiah 58:13) links the "declaration of Shabbat" with "enjoyment of Shabbat." Therefore, one should recite Kiddush in the specific location where one will eat the meal.

We define "location" as any site from which one can see the place where one will eat the meal. One should be in the same room.

If one recites Kiddush in the Succah and then rain begins, one may move the meal indoors into a room which could be seen from the Succah. This is a leniency due to great need.

(Code of Jewish Law Orach Chaim 273:1; Mishneh Berurah 273:1,3,5,7)

Have a great day,

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