Breaking the Glass with the Kiddush cup?

posted 2 years ago in Jewish
Post # 2
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2017

MiamiMavencita:  I’m not sure I understand. You want to leave the glass IN the kiddush cup, and than break it?

Some people just use a lightbulb to step on. Regular glass, wine glasses etc. are not normally used because the glass is too thick. Either people use a light bulb or a VERY thin glass cup to break.

 

Post # 4
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1242 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2017

MiamiMavencita:  Like I said before, a regular glass kiddush cup is not a good idea because of the thickness of the glass. Which one, makes it way harder to break, and two, it can be dangerous because if the glass does break, it’s thicker so it can go through your new husband’s shoe, right into his foot… on your wedding day. Eep. BUT, if you are insistant on a glass, check this one out:

http://www.worldofjudaica.com/judaica/kiddush-cups/p_10cm_glass_for_chuppah_with_mazal_tov?gclid=CPCtwKe2tsECFQ9p7AodJT4ATA#p=8957

Post # 5
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2596 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2015

Use the lightbulb, it makes a better sound, and there is nothing more awkward then watching a groom try to crush a glass that will not break in rented shoes…

Post # 6
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Newbee

I understand wanting to use a glass rather than a lightbulb, which might feel like “cheating,” but it needs to be super thin. And it might be worth testing. I guess what I would say is that if you want to break the kiddish cup, you might want to reverse engineer it – find a glass that’s thin and breakable that you like enough, and then use that as your kiddish cup, rather than hoping a glass kiddish cup will break. A good friend of my family has a horror story of a wedding where he was a best man and they used a thick glass, and he and the groom and everyone spent the wedding night in the emergency room after the groom badly cut his foot.

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