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Offline Novakovic

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Do Jews drink alcohol?
« on: April 14, 2010, 04:22:28 AM »
Do religious Jews drink alcohol? I know that Jews do not eat pork, but are they allowed to drink alcohol? We orthodox Christians are allowed to drink, but to a certain limit.

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Re: Do Jews drink alcohol?
« Reply #1 on: April 14, 2010, 02:25:20 PM »
Wine is good when consumed in moderation. It allows soul to "shine through". On Saturdays and Jewish holidays Jews recite blessings over a glass of wine and then drink it. But when abused, alcohol is highly destructive. It is forbidden to drink too much.
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Re: Do Jews drink alcohol?
« Reply #2 on: April 14, 2010, 03:31:29 PM »
I like Jameson whisky.  Sometimes too much.  :(

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Re: Do Jews drink alcohol?
« Reply #3 on: April 15, 2010, 01:32:31 AM »
I like Jameson whisky.  Sometimes too much.  :(

That's not good!  :)

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Re: Do Jews drink alcohol?
« Reply #4 on: April 15, 2010, 02:51:47 PM »
I enjoy a good drink and from time to time I do get drunk but I don't drink that much I have it in check. I'll by a 750 ML bottle of vodka or Whisky and it will last me close to 5 months and that is when i share it. There is nothing wrong with a beer here and there or a L'Chiam on Shabbat. But make sure you keep it in check
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Re: Do Jews drink alcohol?
« Reply #5 on: April 15, 2010, 11:07:33 PM »
I drink quite a bit, i'm big on rum myself but some hard liquor isn't kosher.

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Re: Do Jews drink alcohol?
« Reply #6 on: June 22, 2010, 05:42:20 AM »
In JTF Hebrew club?  Alcohol does not help my learning of Hebrew I don't think...

However,

I enjoy drinking sometimes.  Usually on Shabbat my roommate and I will have something to drink.  Sometimes if I go bowling.  I don't really ever get out to a bar these days, when I used to DJ in clubs I drank more than I do now.  I make kiddush over grape juice most Fridays, and drink beer later.


This is my favorite beer.  Its really one of a kind.  13% alcohol, so one must drink it like wine; it is stronger than Manishewitz by 2%.  The company is called, "He'Brew: The Chosen Beer".  I only like the "Jewbilation 13th Year Bar Mitzvah Ale" though, the rest, and I have not had them all, just taste like "dark beer".  "Bar Mitzvah" has really got a great taste. [KSA kosher]


Other than that I like "Blue Moon".


Or "Fat Tire".

http://kosherbeers.blogspot.com/2009/09/kosher-beers-semi-annual-kosher-beers.html
Both are Kosher; Fat Tire [Scroll-K] and Blue Moon [OU].
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Re: Do Jews drink alcohol?
« Reply #7 on: July 23, 2010, 06:25:07 AM »
I need to try some Goldstar is it any nice?

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Re: Do Jews drink alcohol?
« Reply #8 on: August 09, 2010, 02:36:25 AM »
Of course alcohol is allowed. You know, before the invention of Nitrous Oxide, wine was used as an anesthetic during circumcision.