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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?
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...
I am a Muslim. In my religion, wine is forbidden. Does Judaism honestly believe that such a sensual indulgence can be considered holy?
Question: Why is it permitted to drink wine on Passover when it is fermented with yeast? Isn't yeast forbidden on Passover? Answer: Of the hundreds of species of yeast, the Passover prohibition only applies to yeast which is a product of one of the follow...
The Torah commands us, Exodus 20:8. "Remember the Shabbat day to keep it holy." We fulfill this commandment by verbally declaring Shabbat's holiness when it starts – the Friday night kiddush – and as it departs—the havdalah. The sages instituted that we r...
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