There are many people who spill out water (at least in chassidic circles) before drinking it based off of a statement in Gemoro Brochos if I remember correctly that says water left uncovered gains a sakono from shaidim or snakes squirting venom. I've never seen anyone pour out beer, but the Sefer Zochur L'Avrohom about the previous Toldos Aharon rebbe zy"a states that one should be concerned on fluids on the whole, because even though there may not be snakes spitting venom in our water sources anymore, there are still ta'amim al pi sod.

So, my question for the Mi Yodeya kehilla is if there are any mekoros for us to worry about fluids such as wine, beer, seltzer, or anything other than water in traditional sources in regards to shaidim?

  • Possible duplicate judaism.stackexchange.com/q/97416/759
    – Double AA
    Jan 18, 2019 at 4:41
  • @dou yes, seems so
    – msh210
    Jan 18, 2019 at 6:26
  • Uncovered is clearly forbidden, but I'm asking on still covered. Per example, I know many people who will pour out even if it's coming from a bottle, or one of those water dispensers they have in many shulen, or hot water from a samovar before making coffee.
    – yyb896
    Jan 18, 2019 at 16:46
  • @yyb896 Isn’t seltzer also [carbonated] water?
    – Oliver
    Jan 21, 2019 at 18:26
  • 2
    Possible duplicate of Leaving drink out over night
    – DonielF
    Jan 24, 2019 at 3:36


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