Wendy Wasserstein

Prohibition, The Jews And Kiddush

Kosher wine plays a role in a play at the New York Musical Theater Festival, ‘The Bootlegger and the Rabbi’s Daughter.’
07/04/2013 - 20:00
Special To The Jewish Week

Prohibition reshaped the social ecology of New York, causing immigrants from different lands to make common cause in the interest of continuing to drink. Despite their reputation for sobriety, Jews often enjoyed special access to alcohol because of an exemption in the law for sacramental wine.

Tajlei Levis' new play is about a dutiful daughter who encounters a breath of fresh air in the form of a bootlegger.
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