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Is Kiddush recited before the pre-Yom Kippur meal?

by Rabbi Simcha Bart

  

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We do not recite Kiddush during this meal. Kiddush is recited only on Shabbat and Holidays; since this meal isn't quite a holiday meal -- it merely precedes a holiday -– we don't recite Kiddush.

This is true even when Yom Kippur is on Shabbat and the pre-fast meal is Friday. The pre-fast meal is not the Shabbat meal, and no Kiddush is recited.


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Shabbat
(pl: Shabbatot). Hebrew word meaning "rest." It is a Biblical commandment to sanctify and rest on Saturday, the seventh day of the week. This commemorates the fact that after creating the world in six days, G-d rested on the seventh.
Yom Kippur
Day of Atonement. This late-autumn high-holiday is the holiest day of the year. We devote this day to repentance and all healthy adults are required to fast.
Kiddush
Prayer recited at the beginning of the Sabbath or Holiday meal--both the evening and afternoon meals. This prayer, acknowledging the sanctity of the day, is recited over a cup of wine or grape juice.