Drinking Wine

Question

I heard that drinking wine is not good for one’s health.
Is it compulsory to drink wine during Kiddush?
Can the blessings of Kiddush be recited only wine?
Can a Jew recite Kiddush over water or honey instead of wine?

2 months

Answers

  1. There is no obligation to drink wine, per se. Many people use pure grape juice to sanctify the Holy Days in the Jewish calendar rather than wine.

    Just as an aside, according to health experts drinking wine is only detrimental to one’s helath when it is drunk in large quantities on a regular basis.

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