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Jájin kaschér

Hebrew name (also Yáyin kashér) for kosher wine; look there.

The Weingenuss has always played an important, ritual role in Jewish life at all festivals, with many examples in the Old Testament Bible, Moderate enjoyment is considered the believer health strongly recommended. On the Sabbath, wine is drunk at the beginning (Kiddush) and at the end (Havdala). At the beginning of the Sabbath (Friday evening) a cup of wine (kiddush cup) is filled four times during the celebration. First, the Father blesses the wine: Blessed are you, our Lord God, ruler of heaven and earth, to whom you have created the fruit of the vine. Then he takes a sip and passes it on to everyone. Wine is a symbol of joy that God gave the Sabbath to the Jewish people.

At the end of the Sabbath (Saturday evening), among other things, a cup of wine is poured in so fully that it overflows as a ritual. This is to sybolize or make clear the overflowing blessing of God for the Sabbath and the coming week. In this context, the term "Kiddush wine" (blessing wine) is often used. Kosher wine also has a special meaning at the Passover celebrated from the 15th to the 21st of Nisan (first month according to the "religious" calendar), which is celebrated in memory of the Israelites' departure from Egypt and thus liberation from slavery.

Food and Wine Laws

The Jewish laws for the preparation of food and beverages (Hebrew kashrut) are laid down in the Tanach (normative Bible texts, part of which is the Torah), in the Talmud (interpretation of rules in everyday life) and in rabbinical literature. Food and the dishes made from it are either “kosher” (Hebrew for “pure”, “suitable” or “suitable”) and therefore edible or “Trefe” (also...

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