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non-wine alcoholic beverages: liquor (whiskey, vodka, liqueur, slivovitz, etc.), beer, hard cider, etc.

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Selling Chametz Without a Liquor License [duplicate]

Does the lack of a Liquor License render Mechirat Chametz halachically invalid, or draw it into question? (Please note that this question is not about Prohibition, the repealed law which banned ...
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Issues with being a teetotal Baal Teshuva?

I am Baal Teshuva, raised secular and started practicing about 10 years ago. Since then I’ve become significantly more observant, trying to live the best Jewish life I can. I am, however, teetotal- ...
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Kosher alcohol etc

I have been using the CRC's kosher liquor list for many years. It seems that just in the past 2 years or so, they have dropped a lot of the brands. Can someone discuss if there was some sort of major ...
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Is there a relationship between Alcohol and Tekhelet

Iirc Alcohol is from the Arabic word, but what is the root of the word? Is it Al-Kekhol? The All-Inclusive? Because per Tikune Zohar there are four primary colors (White, red, yarok -- light or mid ...
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If Using *Chamar Medinah* for Dalet Kosos, is an Alcoholic One Preferred?

As discussed previously, the Maharil ("father of Ashkenazic customs") says it's okay to use mead at the Seder if someone has no wine (or presumably is deathly allergic to it), and the Ramah ...
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Can non wine liquor be used for the four cups at Pesach [duplicate]

According to Halacha, can one use liquor/non wine alcohol for the four cups on Passover? Or no, is wine a requirement? Is it a Machloket amongst the poskim?
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Forgetfulness and alcohol (and other narcotics)

Apart from discussions that deal exclusively with the halacha of "ad delo yada", are there any halachic or hashkafic discussions surrounding the forgetfulness that comes with alcohol and ...
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Does beer need to be Yashan

According to Halacha, is one allowed to drink beer made with Chadash grain (does beer need to be Yashan)? Let’s assume for example this is from a Jewish farmer in Israel and you know it was planted at ...
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Are hallucigenics bad? [duplicate]

Logically, it would seem that the use of mushrooms or other psychedelic or hallucigenic drugs would be a bad thing in yiddishkeit. Though some people claim it allows for a great spiritual experience. ...
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Is Bourbon chometz gomur or tarovot chometz?

On first look bourbon - legally >50% corn, usually 70%+ - is a mix of corn and chometz whiskey, so should be a chometz mix, not chometz gomur. (Assuming that wheat and barley whiskey & beer are ...
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The Maharsha accusing Rav Pappa!

The Gemara Shabbos 140b states the following.. וְאָמַר רַב פָּפָּא: הַאי מַאן דְּאֶפְשָׁר לְמִישְׁתֵּי שִׁיכְרָא וְשָׁתֵי חַמְרָא — עוֹבֵר מִשּׁוּם ״בַּל תַּשְׁחִית״. וְלָאו מִילְּתָא הִיא — ״בַּל ...
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What's the first reference in Judaic sources to distilled alcohol products?

I know that ibn Ezra reads the Biblical phrase yayin veshechar as "wine or brandy", which is how R' Aryeh Kaplan translates it. But where/when is the first unambiguous reference to distilled ...
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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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How much beer/whisky would one have to consume to be chayav m’doaraisa?

How much beer/whisky would one have to consume to be chayav m’doaraisa? Also why biblically is there a prohibition on liquid chometz if it’s in the form of a liquid and not leavened bread? We know by ...
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Aged tequila on Pessach

I've noticed that the lists of aged (reposado and añejo) tequila approved for Pessach went from a fairly sizeable number in 5780 down to two in 5781. Someone I know, who is an executive in a ...
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What are usual Jewish practices and doctrine for addictive substances such as alcohol and tobacco?

I live in a community where about a fourth to half of the population is Jewish and I have many friends here that all seem to have different outlooks about addictive substances. Particularly about ...
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Is there kosher spreadable whiskey-infused preserves?

I am looking for spreadable whiskey that is kosher. I cannot find any sites, be it kosher certification sites or product sites, which even discuss kosher spreadable whiskey. From my search of the ...
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Custom to specifically have whiskey after fish because of danger

The Rema (YD 116:3) says to eat something and drink something between having fish and meat. Many have the custom to specifically make a lechaim between fish and meat, meaning they have something ...
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Cointreau on Passover

Can those who do not rely on heter mechira (selling) for real chametz keep Cointreau over Passover? What is the origin of the alcohol in Cointreau? Does Cointreau contain grain alcohol from, e.g., ...
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Can one drink a beer outside the Sukkah?

Can one drink a beer outside the Sukkah? Since it is alcohol, it may be different than a regular drink...
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Why isn't Amaretto Kosher for Passover?

I was recently told that Amaretto isn't Kosher for Passover (as I never drink it, I don't much care, but it got me very curious, as to the best of my knowledge there is nothing in its ingredients that ...
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Can a Jew go to a microbrewery or whiskey / rum distillery?

This M.Y. answer discusses various opinions regarding drinking in a bar. The Long Island area, among other areas in the U.S., has several interesting micro - breweries as well as a few distilleries. ...
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Is it mutar to grab drinks with coworkers [duplicate]

In Shulchan Aruch Yoreh Deah 114:1 it states that it is prohibited to drink certain (alcoholic) drinks together with a non-Jew due to the Issur of "Chasnus". Would this issue apply in a case where a ...
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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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Does Sour Beer Require Certification?

This is my first question ever on this forum, so here it goes! I am a big beer guy. My wife and I love trying different beers. IPAs are my favorite. My wife's favorite are 'sour beers'. A sour beer ...
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Are Hops kosher for passover without certification?

Inspired by http://www.toastale.com/toast-ale-recipe/ my idea is instead of using bread to use matzah as the source of fermentable sugars. The ingredients for modern beer "usually" are malt, water, ...
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Etz Hadas - Alcoholic?

I heard that there's a gemara either saying or suggesting that the Etz Hadas was alcoholic in nature. I had a hunch before learning of the Gemara it might have been alcoholic fruit. So if it's true, ...
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Are Lindeman's fruit lambic beers endorsed as kosher by any other agencies?

Lindeman's Beer has a hechsher from the Triangle K. This hechsher is recommended (by many kosher agencies) only for certain products. Is there another organization that has also verified the koshrus ...
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Malibu coconut rum Kosher?

Anyone has an idea if malibu coconut rum is kosher?
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Is Patron Silver tequila kosher for Passover?

The white tequila is clear with no additives and is 100% pure agave.
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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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Need for Certification of Sake

Does anyone know why all the kashrut organizations (that I know of), require all sake (the Japanese alcohol) to have a hechscher? I would think that since junmai sake is required by law to contain ...
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Making a hot toddy on Shabbat

Is it permissible to make a hot toddy drink on Shabbat? If so, are there any special considerations to take into account to do so Halachically? Wikipedia describes the drink, generally, thus: A ...
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Is the Citrus flavored Ciroc vodka kosher?

I would like to buy citrus flavored "Ciroc" vodka and wonder if it's kosher?
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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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Where does the Taz say that beer gives us life?

There is a Taz on the topic of yoshon (old grain) that says something to the effect of: כי עיקר חיינו תלוי בשכר While it's an awesome quote out of context, the basic pretense is that since the ...
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Beer at a Shalom Zachor

There is a common custom I have observed to serve beer at a Shalom Zachor. This is also mentioned here with some speculation about the source. What is the source for this practice?
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Is arak kosher for pesach without a specific P hechsher?

I have a bottle of The Spirit of Jaffa Arak (ערק הניחוחות של יפו) with a regular circle-K hechsher as well as hashgachat-badatz-yerushalayim. Is there any reason this shouldn't be kosher for passover ...
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Lucky Buddha Beer

does anyone know if the beer lucky buddha beer is kosher? it is a beer made in china? does anyone know if it has been certified kosher by any establishment? Please let me know
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Halachos of a gastropub?

BSD Is it permitted to enter and drink at a gastropub (or restaurant/bar). Assuming the drinks (beer/whiskey) are kosher and this applies only in regards to someone who holds by the Shach (that one ...
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Homebrewer then converts; are there leniencies that allow him to drink the beer he made?

Suppose a gentile is a homebrewer who later converts to Judaism. Fermentation and aging can be long-running processes, so even if he knew to anticipate the problem and ceased homebrewing activities ...
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Kosher flavored beer without certification on the bottle?

I've always heard that the rule in the United States is that domestic non-microbrewery/craft unflavored beer needs no certification as kosher, as all such beers are kosher, but that any other beer (...
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Whale-yeast Beer

This article describes a beer created with yeast from fossilised remains of an ancient whale. From what I understand, the yeast imparts certain characteristics to the beer other than alcohol content. ...
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Toiveling of Industrial Equipment

Recently, I made some vodka at home and my friend (modern orthodox) asked that it be toiveled so that he may drink the beverage. However, I know that extremely religious Jews will drink whiskey or ...
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Is whisky matured in a sherry cask Kosher?

Is whisky matured in a sherry cask Kosher? I know there is a Machlokes about this. Who holds what?
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Finding the mishnah in tractate Pesachim that talks about beers

Can someone please tell me which mishnah in tractate Pesachim talks about the subject of the different beers regarding the laws of chametz?
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Drinking beer on pesach

Why is it forbidden to drink beer on pesach. First of all beer isn't in the form of a solid food so it can't be "leavening". Second the only time we describe the prohibition of food with an amount is ...
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Vodka distilled on shabbat [closed]

I distilled some vodka (from sugar wine) on Shabbat, and now I'm not sure if my kosher friends can consume it. Some important points: It was edible before I distilled it (It was already wine) We ...
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Does the Kashrut Authority of Australia always distinguish between dairy and dairy equipment?

A question on Beer.SE asks why (according to the Kashrut Authority of Australia) beer from New Zealand must be presumed dairy. The question there asks what dairy could possibly be in beer. My first ...
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HaTov Vehameitiv on hard liquor?

I recently learned a Machlokes between the Rashbam and Tosfos (Arvei Pesachim 101a) on when to say the Bracha of HaTov Vehameitiv on wine. The Rashbam says you make the Bracha if the second bottle is ...
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