Thursday, June 3, 2010

Standing or Sitting for Kiddush, Part II


We have mentioned that there is merit in sitting for Kiddush, as this establishes one's location for the meal and Kiddush is supposed to be “on the site” of the meal.

There is another reason to sit, and this is specifically where one is reciting Kiddush for other people. Sitting down together establishes that they are all in the same group. As such, it is appropriate for all involved to be seated.

Standing does not invalidate the Kiddush for the group, though(and especially if one must stand in order to be audible). The only practice which would invalidate the Kiddush would be to have everyone milling about in different directions.

(Mishneh Berurah 271:46)

Have a great day,

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