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Grape wine marked for Sacremental purposes only [duplicate]

In a previous question: "Why does my bottle of Kosher grape juice say that it's 'for sacramental purposes only'?", which is answered that this designation is to exempt the grape juice from ...
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Why does my bottle of Kosher grape juice say that it's 'for sacramental purposes only'?

I recently noticed that the bottle of Kedem Kosher grape juice that I purchased has a notice on the label which reads 'FOR SACRAMENTAL PURPOSES ONLY'. I assume this means that it's being sold to be ...
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Nozir who completes his vow: why different permissions in written Torah and Mishna.

A nozir is forbidden grape products, haircutting and to become tomei from a dead body. After successful conclusion of his nezirus, he goes through a process ending with the waving of his korban as ...
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Would one be allowed to suck or squeeze the juice directly out of grapes into his mouth during the 9 days?

The commonly accepted custom is not to drink grape juice during the nine days, like wine. Would one be allowed to suck or squeeze the juice directly out of the grapes into his mouth? Would it make a ...
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Non-kosher wine and Rabbi Natan Shapiro's Sefer Yayin Ha-Meshumar

In this shiur on Stam Yayin and Yayin Nesech (standard wine of gentiles and idol-worshipper's wine, respectively), the Ben Ish Chai is cited as referring to Rav Natan Shapiro's work "Yayin Ha-Meshumar"...
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Kiddush on grape juice that's pasteurized or has added sulfites

I'm working on a piece for a Sefer my Kollel is putting out on the topic of making Kiddush on grape juice that's pasteurized or has sulfites added (primarily based on שו"ת מנחת שלמה חלק א סימן ד, ...
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Blessing over a wine-water mix

Someone I know likes to mix (commercial) grape juice or wine with water or seltzer and drink the result. Of course, the first of those two ingredients normally requires "hagafen" and "al hagefen", ...
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Why is alcohol not prohibited?

I came across a post on Mi Yodea about the Torah approach to alcohol and a lot of it seems pretty negative. For example, Brachot 40a - 'grapes cause sorrow to the world', Yoma 76 - wine is called יין ...
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How much alcohol does one need to consume in order to be halachically drunk or intoxicated?

How much alcohol does one need to consume in order to be halachically drunk or intoxicated? A Kohen can't do any avoda or bless the Israelites after consuming a certain sum of wine. Another problem ...
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what is “מְזִיגַת הַכּוֹס” (“pouring a drink”)

what is "mezigas hakos" ("pouring a drink/cup") does it mean?: any drink or only wine or only pouring water in the wine sources please (specifically in these cases: Issurei-Biah-21-5 ...
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For how long must a vessel be left open for it to be considered “Megulah”?

One was not permitted to drink liquids that were left uncovered. Some (like the Vilna Gaon: גלוי אסור אף שאין נחשים מצוים בינינו. והוא ז״ל היה נזהר מאד מאד בדבר) was stringent even in countries ...
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Bentching with wine on the table [duplicate]

If one is not benching on a Kos is it forbidden to do so if a bottle of wine is not removed from the table?
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Can an Atheist pour my wine?

Edited -- Thank you all for the helpful comments. Can an avowed non-Jewish atheist pour my non-mevushal wine for me? Can I share a bottle of wine with him/her?
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“Non-Kosher” wine vs. Other “non-kosher foods”

If I have a cup/plate/utensil and I put/use non-kosher meat in/with it, or make/place a forbidden mixture of milk and meat in it, I will have a problem with the future use of that cup (I know, the ...
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Bircas Hamazon exempts al hagefen

When one makes kiddush friday night then has a meal afterwards, they don't make an al hagefen on the wine/grape juice that they drank by kiddush. This is because (from what I always heard/understood) ...
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How is wine; a fermented beverage, permitted on Passover?

As any of you who have made wine (or other alcoholic drinks) know, yeast is essential in the fermentation of alcoholic beverage. So how can we drink wine on Pesach, more than this it's an essential ...
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Is all kosher wine automatically kosher for Passover?

What could make a kosher wine not kosher for Passover? The o-u site has a page saying, "Kosher for Passover ONLY when bearing special certification" (https://oukosher.org/product-search/ do a search ...
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Non-grape based replacement for the Daled Kosos?

I have a family member who absolutely refuses to drink products made from grapes - wine, grape juice, etc. - because it "makes them feel strange (and tired)." During Shabbos they usually either have ...
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Why don't we raise the fourth kos during Hallel?

Ta'amei HaMinhagim 544 says that we raise our cup from "Lefichach" to the end of Maggid in light of the Gemara in Erchin (11a): "How do we know that we only say Shirah on wine? As it says, 'The grape ...
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Wine made/handled by Bnei Noach

Inspired by this question. Is wine made or handled by a Ben Noach, a righteous non-Jew, kosher? There should be no problem with the wine being used for avodah zarah, since the Ben Noach believe in ...
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Throwing away leftover kiddush wine

In keeping with the general rule that mitzvah objects, including comestibles, be discarded respectfully (as well as possibly baal tashchis), how should one get rid of leftover kiddush wine? It's not ...
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Wine barrels covered in animal fat

In Yoreh Deah siman 121 when talking about hecksher kelim, the Rema says: הַגָּה: יֵשׁ מְקוֹמוֹת שֶׁנָּהֲגוּ הֶתֵּר לָשׂוּם יַיִן בְּכֵלִים שֶׁנִּסְרֵיהֶם מְדֻבָּקִים בְּחֵלֶב, מִשּׁוּם שֶׁטֶּבַע ...
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Boundaries nullifying הטוב והמטיב

Kitzur Siman 49:14 (Mishnah Berurah on SA OC 175 sk 15) discusses the Halachot of Hatov VeHaMeitiv in regards to wine. If the host places the bottle of wine on the table so that whoever wishes ...
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Hatov vehametiv on a kos shel bracha?

Someone intends to bentsh on a kos, and a new wine is brought to the table at that time. For a person who generally recites HaTov v'HaMetiv, could they do so on the kos shel bracha, or does Birkas ...
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Is there such a thing as פת מדינה?

In Bereishit, Hashem said to Adam בזעת אפך תאכל לחם This would seem to imply that bread is universal to all people. We also know that bread has a particular definition: it has to be made from one ...
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Mixing the wine at Shevah Brachos

When I'm at Shevah Brachos I've seen people pour from one cup to another or something to that effect. What is the exact procedure for mixing the cups of wine at Shevah Brachos? Is there a difference ...
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Invei HaGefen: Why grapes?

Pesachim 49a compares a shidduch to a Talmid Chacham to grapes: "The mingling of the grapes of the vine with the grapes of the vine is beautiful and acceptable." It then contrasts this to a shidduch ...
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What is so special about wine (grape-juice)?

A lot of our rituals are done with wine (or grape-juice), e.g. Kiddush, Havdalah, Pesach seder, circumcision, weddings, and offerings. It even has special laws of becoming unfit (yayin nesech), that ...
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HaTov VeHaMeitiv wine in the house contradiction

I might be misunderstanding something so I'd like to clarify what the Mishnah Berurah means in the laws of HaTov VeHaMeitiv regarding if you know about the wine in your house even if it's not on the ...
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wine produced in a non jewish company

Why is a wine produced in a non jewish company regarded as non kosher (Assuming all ingredients are kosher)? They produce thousands of these bottles a day and have no intent to produce it ...
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Why were Nazarites forbidden to touch anything made of grapes, but we a brocha over wine at shabbat?

In numbers 6:1-21, there are a number of requirements for somebody who takes a Nazarite vow. Among them are that the Nazarite "... shall abstain from wine and strong drink: he shall drink no vinegar ...
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Oneg Shabbos or Havadlah

If one only has a limited income and has a choice between Oneg Shabbos or Wine for Havadlah which goes first?
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Kashering and tevilas of corkscrews

Do they need to be Kashered? Toiveled? If yes to #1, how? One potential issue with not kashering a corkscrew is that it could have had contact with non-kosher wine. I'm not sure whether it would ...
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Delayed Wine Drinking at Havdalah [duplicate]

Why do we not drink the wine immediately after reciting the brachah for it during Havdalah? Why do we wait to drink till we've recited all the other brachot?
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Alcohol sales despite government monopoly

Many places have government imposed alcohol monopolies and private retailers of alcoholic beverages are forbidden. As alcohol, especially (red) wine, has a central place in Jewish practice and as ...
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Does adding a bit of red wine to white wine change the resulting drinks' status vis-a-vis kiddush?

There are various opinions regarding the acceptance of white wine for kiddush. My question is, if say one has a full bottle of white, if they pour a cup that is majority white (80%+), but are able to ...
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Drinking in judaism

I recently was curious about how drinking alcohol is viewed in judaism and I came across a question in this site asking "Is drinking a sin?". The answer was just what I was looking for. But after ...
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Should all white wine be avoided in accordance with the Talmudic suggestion to avoid “white tilia wine”?

The Gemara in Gittin 70a says: Mar 'Ukba said: If a man drinks white tilia, he will be subject to debility. R`Hisda said: There are sixty kinds of wine; the best of all is red fragrant wine, the ...
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Can a secular Jew drink non mevushal wine that he touched?

If a secular (non-observant) Jew touches wine that isn't mevushal does that render it not kosher for him to drink? Nafka Mina: gifting non-mevushal wine to a secular friend.
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Borei P'ri or Borei F'ri hagefen?

Have heard a few mizrahi recordings for qiddush and am noticing that some of them use borei f'ri hagefen. When i looked up Qiddush in my Egyptian siddur (Farhi Siddur) i noticed the Pei had no dagesh. ...
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Adding Honey to Wine and Rules of Yayin Nesach

There is a responsum of the Rambam that brings down the following custom that was done by the great sages, and done by himself personally. RAMBAM’S RESPONSA, 269 שאלה בדבר השתייה על מיני זמר ...
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Prohibition of Meat and Wine on the 9th of Av

Is there a specific prohibition against the consumption of meat and wine of the 9th of Av besides for the general obligation to fast? This question makes a difference in the case of someone who is ...
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Using the Coravin Wine Preserver on shabbat

There is a new device called the coravin which allows one to insert a needle into a cork of a wine bottle and the wine flows through the needle by using argon gas (protects quality of wine) and by ...
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Why hatov v'hametiv is only on wine

Why is the blessing hatov v'hametiv recited only on wine? and why is it said only in a case where a second type of wine is brought. looking for the message behind the halacha
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Making Kiddush with Grape Juice or White Wine

Lechatchila (a priori, by standard Halacha), can you make kiddush with grape juice or white wine? Can you fufill the mitzvah of drinking your 4 cups on Pesach with white wine or grape juice, bedieved ...
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If a glass of wine improves after five minutes, should you say HaTov VeHaMetiv?

A good wine improves as it is exposed to oxygen in the glass after it is poured. Since one is supposed to say a Berachah of HaTov VeHaMetiv if one drinks a better glass of wine than the first (ie., ...
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Bracha on nonkosher wine?

In the event that you are in shabbat and there is no kosher wine available - Can you use non kosher wine and make the hagafen bracha on this?
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Why do people put wine in their pockets at havdalah? [duplicate]

This is a minhag that many people observe at havdalah but I don't know the source or why people do it.
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Do we need to make Birkas Mein Shalosh after havdalah?

I know that the minimum amount of wine to be drunk for havdalah is only a cheekful (m’lo lugmav). But realistically, often the person reciting havdalah will drink the whole--or almost the whole--cup ...
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Are fermented grapes (not wine) subject to yayin nesech?

A friend of mine asked me a question over Shabbos, and I didn't have an easy answer for him. Let's say that someone had some old grapes that fermented by themselves, so that they're now a kind of ...