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questions pertaining to halachik drinking - ranging from kiddush wine and drinking on Purim, to water for a Sotah and drinking/swallowing molten lead (sreifah)

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Blessing on drinks made from the 7 species

According to Halacha, do drinks, such as for example pomegranate juice, made from the 7 species have the same Berakha of when you eat the 7 species or no? The reason I ask is because for example you ...
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Eating/drinking before Birkat Kohanim

According to Halacha, one should not eat a meal before hearing the Shofar blown. Many such as rav Yosef Eliyahu Henkin were Machmir even when it comes to drinking. The source of this general principle ...
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Soda from non-kosher restaurant

There are halachic issues with eating at non-kosher restaurants even normally kosher food for a variety of reasons. My question is whether a Jew is allowed to get a kosher soda (e.g., Coke) at a non-...
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Maariv caffeine

I believe it isn’t permissible to eat meat before Maariv, but would it be permitted to drink drinks with caffeine (such as coffee, or coke) beforehand? Especially if it will help to concentrate? I ...
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Wine on Erev Yom Kippur

Are there any sources saying that one should drink wine on Erev Yom Kippur, it being considered a Yom Tov? (I’ve heard in chabad that Chassidim used to show up to Kol Nidrei drunk, as “a drunk cannot ...
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After-blessing for water that was covered by wine that was covered by bread

If one drank wine, and then drank water or juice, and forgot to bentch for what he drank, or if he did not need to bentch for the wine because it was from Kiddush, and then he had a meal right ...
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After-blessing upon drinking during a meal, when no longer feeling satiated but thirst is still quenched

If one is no longer feeling satiated from the meal he had, for which he can no longer recite Birkas Hamazon, would he still need to recite Al Hagefen or Borei Nefashos for what he drank during his ...
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Does one need to have the water fountain running while reciting the blessing?

When one recites a blessing, the item upon which the blessing is recited must be in front of him. The question is: if one is drinking from a water fountain, would he need to have it running while ...
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When can you make a bracha mentally?

The Taz to SA Orach Chaim 62:4 says in exigent cirumstances you can make a bracha mentally instead of verbalizing it: מזה יש ללמוד במי שצמא בלילה במטתו שא"א לו ליטול ידיו ולברך יהרהר הברכה בלבו ...
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Can I drink water in middle of the night without washing my hands?

If we are unable to say Hashem’s name with impure hands (in this case caused by sleeping) and I wake up in the middle of the night extremely thirsty, would I need to get out of bed and wash netilas ...
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Drunkness on Purim and Alcoholism

Are there any poskim that formally address alcoholism and Purim? Is there a formal pesak halakha saying if one is an alcoholic, they are not to get drunk.
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One shouldn't drink water in front of others - but other drinks are OK - why?

Kitzur Shulchan Aruch 42:12 writes When you drink water, you should not drink in the presence of others, rather, turn your face away; but when drinking other liquids, you need not turn your face away....
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Hot chocolate during a meal

Would one need to make a separate bracha on hot chocolate that is drunk with the bread meal if one already made hamotzi, or does the hamotzi bracha cover it?
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Drinking from a water fountain without an Eruv on Shabbos

Assuming a water fountain is unplugged, non-electric, or somehow operational without any Melachos involved (or one is swallowing rain drops), would one have any problem consuming food or liquid from ...
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What specifically was the ancient Jewish practice of rubbing an infant's throat?

The Jewish Encyclopedia article on "Consecration" says that the later "rubbing on" of oil aka "anointing" has roots in the practice of rubbing an infant's throat in preparation for receiving a mother'...
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If you're well-hydrated at the start of a fast, can you keep drinking water throughout the fast? If not, why not?

Generally speaking, when the Torah is discussing the concept of fasting, whether on individual fasts or public fasts, it mentions the prohibition of neither eating, nor drinking. But water has a ...
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Is it inappropriate to eat or drink while reading the Torah? [duplicate]

Just a general question. This does not involve reciting tehillim or reading passages out loud. Just quiet reading. If not appropriate — sources?
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The minimum amount of water a Sotah must drink

I was wondering if there is a minimum amount of water a Sotah must drink in order for the water to take effect. The closest I found to this being addressed was Rashi on Bamidbar 5:13 who quotes a ...
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