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Passover Wine

Passover Wine

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For each of the four cups at the Seder, it is preferable to use undiluted wine. However, if needed, the wine may be diluted with grape juice. (One who cannot drink wine may use grape juice alone.)

One drinks a cup of wine four times during the Seder:

  1. At the conclusion of kiddush.
  2. After telling the story of the Exodus from Egypt, before eating the matzah of Motzi Matzah.
  3. At the conclusion of the Grace After Meals.
  4. After reciting the Hallel.

It is preferable to drink the entire cup each time. However, it is sufficient to drink only the majority of each cup.

How large a cup should be used? One that contains at least 3½ fluid ounces.

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April 5, 2014
How does fermented wine fit in with the Feast of unleavened Bread?
Gladstone, MI
April 6, 2012
Pesach wine
Sadly for our American and Israeli cousins, Australia now produces the best kosher Pesach wines in the world. They win prizes at every wine exhibitions and are loved by Goyim as well as Yiddishers. Love you all, a blessed Pesach to you.
Rafael Joachim
Cairns, Australia
June 19, 2011
kind of sedder wine
What kind of wine can be used for the seder meal..
Merlot, ganarnacha, chianti, etc
Which one? Red or 'white'. Thank you.
victoria, canada
April 5, 2011
Re: wine on Pesach
The minimum size per cup is 3.5 oz. (approximately 100cc) and one should drink at least more than half that amount for each of the 4 cups at the Seder.
Eliezer Zalmanov
April 5, 2011
wine on Pesach
what is the metric measurement per cup for 4 cups
johannesburg, south africa
March 17, 2011
I forgot to mention ...
Thanks for your reply.
I forgot that I meant ... Was it the only kosher wine in the 1950's?
Thanks again.
Torrance, CA
March 17, 2011
Not just manischewitz!
No, its definitely the most sweet. Any wine with a kosher symbol is great. These days there are a multitude of options.
boca raton, florida
October 10, 2010
Manischewicz wine
Hi, Is Manischewicz the traditional wine that Is used at Jewish religious observance meals?
Torrance, CA
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