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Drinking On Purim Is No Laughing Matter

03/11/2014
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This year’s trending Purim parody topic is the recent legalization of marijuana in Colorado. President Obama’s recent public admission about getting high will no doubt fan these flames. And when there’s fire, there’s smoke. There will be, no doubt, lots of non-medicinal smoking going on, in and out of Colorado, this Purim.

Rabbi Joshua Hammerman

July 4: Cheers Beyond Beers

On Independence Day consider these premium rye whiskies.

07/01/2013
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Most Americans celebrate Independence Day with barbecues, picnics, fireworks, hanging out at the beach, or just vegging in front of the television. All of these activities reflect our national pride to an extent, but above all, there’s one aspect of 4th of July celebrations that our nation’s ancestors would find most quintessentially American.

The booze.

Our revolutionary ancestors were all about their rye whisky. Fotolia

It's Party Time After Shul. Mixed Drinks, Clear Message

Maybe Lucette Lagnado’s piece in The Wall Street Journal (Feb. 8) on how some high-profile Orthodox synagogues are drawing large crowds to their Shabbat morning services with expensive booze and elaborate catering at kiddush will prove embarrassing enough to tamp down this trend. But I don’t think so.

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