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A special status is accorded to wine and grape products, and thus we must be especially vigilant
Insights into Wine at Jewish Rituals
The Talking Wine Bottle
A fun exploration of the uses of wine at Jewish rituals including Shabbat, festivals, weddings and more. L’chaim!
A series of fascinating reasons culled from more than 2 millennia of Jewish scholarship.
Whenever I drink a cup of wine, I get excruciating pain in my abdomen. Usually lasts only 15 minutes, but real torture. I know it’s a mitzvah to drink all four cups at the Passover Seder, but is there a way to get around the pain?
Judaism and Alcohol
Torah does not prohibit the consumption of alcohol. The pros and cons of alcohol as seen through the lens of Jewish law and tradition.
For some of us, after the Four Questions comes the dreaded fifth . . . “Cabernet or Chardonnay?” We invited four special guests to gather around our Joy of Kosher table to share their recommendations for the four wines to serve on Seder night...
In addition to the basic kosher laws (such as the kosher species of meat and fish, and the separation of meat and dairy), there are several other kosher considerations. Here are some of them . . .
The weather is getting warmer, the days are getting longer – spring is in the air…and Shavuot is almost here! The warm weather and dairy Shavuot meals provide the perfect excuse to pop the corks on the newest vintages of white and rosé wines...
Kosher Wine
Wine represents the holiness and separateness of the Jewish people. However, since wine was and still is used in many forms of idolatrous worship, it has a unique status in Jewish law, which places extra restrictions on the making and handling of wine.
Wine and intoxicating beverages are a fascinating subject when viewed from the Torah's perspective. On one hand, we use wine for kiddush and havdallah on Shabbat and Jewish holidays, and many, many mitzvot are accompanied by a cup of wine. Blessings are r...
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