I recently was reading about allergies and discovered examples of where individuals could experience anaphylaxis from ingesting grapes and grape derivatives.
I was curious as to what the protocol is for someone who can't drink wine and can't ingest grape products.
Obviously, Pikuach Nefesh takes over but just because someone is told not to participate for their own safety, that doesn't mean they'd necessarily be told they are forbidden from participating in a safer way.
A person in sobriety, for example, could simply switch to grape juice. If someone can't use grapes at all, what's the solution for them?
- Do the Rabbis suggest a different alcohol entirely?
- Do they suggest a different juice entirely?
- Do they advise against making Kiddush at all since it wouldn't be done correctly?
- Is there a hierarchy of "preferred replacements" for wine? Some alcohols or juices being more appropriate over others?
Basically, I'm just curious as to what a Jew in such a situation would have to do.