February 26, 2023 12:22 pm at 12:22 pm #2169318hujuParticipant
Is Bourbon or other whiskey a “food” for purposes of Shalach Manos. I’m sure nobody ever returned a gift of Bourbon, but that does not answer the question.February 26, 2023 12:59 pm at 12:59 pm #2169341lakewhutParticipant
You need 2 minim.February 26, 2023 2:21 pm at 2:21 pm #2169362amiricanyeshivishParticipant
ok. so bourbon and scotchFebruary 26, 2023 2:21 pm at 2:21 pm #2169354Shimon NodelParticipant
It definitely is considered a manah because it is made from grain. The question would be if arak or some other types of non food based liquors would countFebruary 26, 2023 2:21 pm at 2:21 pm #2169349ubiquitinParticipant
Magen Avraham, Mishna Berura say drink is ok – obviously as one minFebruary 26, 2023 3:28 pm at 3:28 pm #2169383ubiquitinParticipant
why would that be a question?February 26, 2023 9:01 pm at 9:01 pm #2169410CTLAWYERParticipant
It is if it’s the glaze on steak or wings.February 26, 2023 9:02 pm at 9:02 pm #2169414unomminParticipant
Reb Zeira was unavailable for comment.February 26, 2023 9:03 pm at 9:03 pm #2169422SQUARE_ROOTParticipant
Some people have health problems that prevent them from drinking even a small amount of liquor.
I strongly believe that the less liquor we drink, the more fortunate we are.
This is not just my personal opinion; it is support by numerous quotes from:
Tanach, Talmud, Rishonim & Acharonim, and mussar books.February 26, 2023 9:04 pm at 9:04 pm #2169437Always_Ask_QuestionsParticipant
does blended whiskey count as two?
what is the minimum (and maximum) shiurim?February 27, 2023 1:41 am at 1:41 am #2169483Good to knowParticipant
To unommin, re RebZeira. That was the previous year…..February 27, 2023 11:56 am at 11:56 am #2169590yaakov doeParticipant
I don’t consider bourbon to be a food but Scotch is one of my favorite foods. Bottles of any single malt Scotch are much appreciated as shloch manos. For the 2nd item kichel or herring will do, anything except p’tacha.February 27, 2023 3:47 pm at 3:47 pm #2169659Shimon NodelParticipant
Water is not a manah, even though we make a bracha on water. I wonder whether something with little to no nutrition can be counted as a manah. Tequila, arak, 96, etc might not be enough to be yotzehMarch 3, 2023 9:28 am at 9:28 am #2170995Zaphod BeeblebroxParticipant
Bourbon and scotch have no nutritional value. They are, however, made from things that do have nutritional value, which is what I think you meant. If it is, then arak is sometimes made from rice, and I think the agave plant is edible as well. 96 wouldn’t be considered a min, because the roiv of it is pure alcohol.March 3, 2023 9:47 am at 9:47 am #2170999Menachem ShmeiParticipant
To the best of my knowledge, those quotes generally were not speaking about Purim
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