Shabbos Bulletin Parshas Vayeira 5779

The mitzvah of Kiddush on Shabbos is to verbally declare the holiness and greatness of Shabbos. There are, Rabinically, three requirements of Kiddush:

  1. A specific text
  2. To say it over a cup of wine
  3. To follow it with a meal

Wine makes a person elated and happy, and a meal completes the “celebration” of Shabbos.