To avoid germs, try this method: The person making kiddush recites all the blessings, but before drinking at the end, spills about four ounces of the liquid into another cup; then drinks from that new cup.Take the original liquid from the first cup and pour some into smaller cups to pass around.
She is the Founding Director of The Jewish Women's Renaissance Project, an international initiative that brings thousands of women to Israel each year from 18 different countries on highly subsidized programs to inspire them with the beauty and wisdom of their heritage (org). area with her husband, Rabbi Yaakov Palatnik, and is the busy mother of five children, ages 25 to 15.
She is a much sought-after international speaker, having lectured in the U. K., Central America, South America, South Africa and Israel, including featured talks at Yale, Brown and Penn.
Then God blessed the seventh day and made it holy, because on it He ceased from all His creative work, which God had brought into being to fulfill its purpose.
Part 2 Savri maranan ve-rabanan ve-rabosai: Baruch ata Adonoy, Eloheinu melech ha-olam, borei peri ha-gafen.
See companion article on the inspirational side of Friday Night Kiddush. It is acceptable to say in English or any other language, although Hebrew is preferred, and a person should make an effort to learn the Hebrew.