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Jájin kaschér

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

Of the Weingenuss has always played a significant, ritual role in Jewish life at all festivals, with many examples in the Old Testament of the Bible, Moderate enjoyment is the believer as the health 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 speaks the blessing over the wine: Blessed are you, God our Lord, ruler of heaven and earth, who created the fruit of the vine. Then he takes a sip and passes it on to everyone. The wine is a symbol of the joy that God has given the Sabbath to the Jewish people.

At the end of the Sabbath (Saturday evening), among other things, a cup of wine is poured so thoroughly that it overflows. This is to symbolize the abundant blessing of God for the Sabbath and the coming week. In this context, the term "kiddush wine" (blessing wine) is often used. Also at the Passover, celebrated from the 15th to the 21st Nisan (first month after the "religious" calendar), which is celebrated in memory of the exodus of the Israelites from Egypt and thus liberation from slavery, kosher wine has a very special meaning.

Laws for food and wine

The Jewish laws for the preparation of food and drink (Hebrew Kashrut) are in the Tanach (normative Bible texts, part of which is the Torah), set in the Talmud (interpretation of rules in everyday life) and in rabbinical literature. Food and the food made from it are either "kosher" (Hebrew for "pure", "fit" or "suitable") and therefore edible or "trefe" (also "tame") and thus impure and therefore...

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