The Forward’s inaugural Jews and Booze event featured a tour of Van Brundt Stillhouse along with a tasting of New York State whiskies.
With the instruction to drink until you don’t know the difference between the good Mordechi and the evil Haman, you have Jewish tradition egging on indulgence.
The largest independent spirits company in the country is owned by a Jewish family that has lived in Kentucky for more than a century.
The oldest continually active Jewish congregation in the Americas? Hint: Check your margarita glass.
In creating a drink to celebrate the New Year of the Trees, Naomi Major incorporated a fig liquor to reference one of the seven fruits of Israel. L’Chaim!
Consume a lot of alcohol on Purim. As the Talmud pushes, “A person is obligated to drink on Purim to confuse the difference between the phrases ‘cursed be Haman)’ and ‘blessed be Mordecai.’ Megillah (7b). That would be a lot of drinking and any number of intoxicants could fulfill this mitzvah. This year you may wish to consider delectable chocolate liqueurs.
A new book examines the role Jewish immigrants played in opposing Prohibition. Does it say more about Jews or about the broader American culture?