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Why is alcohol not prohibited?

Rabbenu Avraham ben HaRambam writes: If God would forbid everyone to drink wine and alcohol as he forbade non-kosher animals and fowl, not all would be able to comply...such a prohibition would ...
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Can one study Torah having drunk wine/being intoxicated?

The Gemara (Krisus 13b) says that it is forbidden to declare the Halacha and to expound on the meaning of the Pesukim that have Halachic repercussions (see Rashi)when drunk. But can learn a Mishna ...
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Why did Noach plant a vineyard?

The Shelah HaKadosh writes in parshas Noach that Noach planted a vineyard because he wanted to repair (the Zohar vol 1, 73a says "to understand") the sin commited by Adam, but instead, he failed to do ...
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Being intoxicated a Sin?

As noted, Rambam writes in Hilkhot De'ot (5:5) that drunkenness is a sin. Furthermore, he writes that drinking in a way that will intoxicate oneself is forbidden: וכל המשתכר, הרי זה חוטא...ואסור ...
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'Alcoholic drinks' and 'reward' are both "שכר"

According to the Etymological Dictionary of Biblical Hebrew, based on the works of Rav Hirsch, the word שכר, “to get drunk, to express unreal thoughts” (p. 262) and the word שׂכר, “to compensate, to ...
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Drunken Davening

You can daven drunk until you slur your words: From shulchanaruchharav.com If one drank to the point that he is unable to speak in front of a king without slurring his words, then it is forbidden for ...
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May Jews do their obligation of purim intoxication with smoking some marijuana

According to shitas you need wine to do the mitzva (as some are midayik from rashi, and their reason being since the neis came about through wine) it's obvious you cant do mitzva other ways. (Ksav ...
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Aaron's sons and intoxication

The משכיל לדוד writes, based on a Midrash brought down in Rashi (ויקרא ט״ז,א), that the actual warning of not drinking wine was given before, only the punishment wasn’t known yet
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Drunkness on Purim and Alcoholism

A Rav once told me that since I would be having someone who was known to me to have alcohol problems at my Pesach table I shouldn't have wine so as not to be a stumbling block for him.
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How can we make berachos after drinking during the Pesach Seder?

I see a many reasons to be lenient: In regards to brachos according to the Gra and Pri Megadim (and Bircas hamazon according to the Magen Avraham (see below)) the requirement of speaking in front of ...
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Source about Yirmiyahu and drunkenness

No connection to drunkenness, but this Malbim seems to say that he made an effort to not become happy, to avoid "bad" prophecy. מלבים ירמיה פרק ט"ו פסוק י"ז לא ישבתי בסוד וחברת משחקים שאעלז ואשמח ...
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How much alcohol does one need to consume in order to be halachically drunk or intoxicated?

As SabbaHillel said, that for Duchening, one would need to drink a Revi'is of wine. For issuing rulings: The Gemara in Eiruvin 64a says: אמר רב יהודה אמר שמואל שתה רביעית יין אל יורה However, ...
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How much alcohol does one need to consume in order to be halachically drunk or intoxicated?

According to Daf Yomi - Yoma 49 - Drunk Kohen the shiur for drunkenness is only a reviis. While this appears to be well below the level that would make him obviously drunk, it does prevent him from ...
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Drinking alcohol during davening

The OP asked: What I don't understand is that if one feels no effects, what are they waiting for until they are allowed to pray again? The answer is to look carefully at the Mishnah Berurah in ...
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Why did Noach plant a vineyard?

Ralbag in his commentary there writes as follows: ואמר שכבר התחיל נח ליטע כרם לתכלית שיעשה ממנו יין כי חכם גדול היה בעבודת האדמה כמו שקדם ולזה אמרו רז"ל בב"ר בו ביום נטע בו ביום שתה ר"...
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If sleeping suffices for "ad d'lo yada", why drink?

The Rama writes in his explanation on the Megilla (Mechir Yayin 9:19) that one has to get drunk to the level of Lot that he is exempt if he sins. נראה לי בדרך הפשט כי מאחר שמצות פורים לשתות ולשמוח ...
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