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Interruptions During Kiddush

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Question:

May one respond ื‘ืจื•ืš ื”ื•ื ื•ื‘ืจื•ืš ืฉืžื• during Kiddush?

I spoke during Kiddush, what do I do?


Answer:

When one person recites Kiddush for others, those others may not respond with the phrase ื‘ืจื•ืš ื”ื•ื ื•ื‘ืจื•ืš ืฉืžื• upon the pronouncing of Hashem's Name. This is the rule whenever a person recites a blessing for someone else: the second person may not respond ื‘ืจื•ืš ื”ื•ื ื•ื‘ืจื•ืš ืฉืžื• in the middle of the blessing. Because of the principle of Shome'a Ka'oneh (Sukkah 38b), this would be comparable to reciting the blessing itself and interrupting it to add these words in the middle of the blessing. By saying ื‘ืจื•ืš ื”ื•ื ื•ื‘ืจื•ืš ืฉืžื• one is tampering with the text that our sages instituted for the blessing. One should respond ื‘ืจื•ืš ื”ื•ื ื•ื‘ืจื•ืš ืฉืžื• only to blessings that one hear but does not depend on for fulfilling one's own personal obligation, such as the Chazan's repetition of the Amidah. [1]

If someone did respond ื‘ืจื•ืš ื”ื•ื ื•ื‘ืจื•ืš ืฉืžื• to a blessing that someone else recited for him, he has nevertheless fulfilled his obligation and should not recite the blessing again.

Similarly, if someone recited Kiddush and then spoke before tasting the wine, he must recite the blessing of HaGefen again.

Likewise, if someone recited Kiddush and all the wine spilled onto the floor before he tasted it, and another cupful of wine was brought to him, he needs repeat the blessing of HaGefen but not of the Kiddush. This is only so if he did not have intentions of drinking more wine after Kiddush. If he had in mind to drink more wine, he does not have to repeat any of the blessings. [2]

Furthermore, anyone else at the table who spoke, when neither he nor the person who recited Kiddush had yet tasted the wine must recite the blessing of HaGefen for himself in order to taste it. However, if the person who recited Kiddush had already tasted the wine, and then someone else spoke before tasting it himself, that person does not need to recite the blessing for himself in order to taste it. [3]


Sources:

[1]. Chazon Ovadia, Shabbat, vol. 2, p. 21; Yalkut Yosef, Shabbat, vol. 1, p. 268; Kol Sinai, Sivan, 5763, p. 93. See also Yalkut Yosef, Shabbat, English Edition, vol. 1, p. 228.

[2]. Shulchan Aruch 271:15; Mishnah Berurah 271:77-79; Kaf HaChaim 271:98&100; Chazon Ovadia, Shabbat, vol. 2, p. 58.

[3]. See Shulchan Aruch 271:15; Mishnah Berurah 271:76; See also Yalkut Yosef, Shabbat, English Edition, vol. 1, p. 228.


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