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How to Say Friday Night Kiddush

This blessing over wine is commonly recited at home.

Friday night Kiddush is recited after services usually in one’s home. This blessing over wine sanctifies the day of Shabbat and recognizes its holiness.

Rabbi Mikey Stein teaches Judaic studies at the Abraham Joshua Heschel High School in New York City.

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