Tag: halakhah

Drinking During The Nine Days

For the 40th episode in the JewishDrinking podcast/video series, this episode is something different: a live Zoom discussion with whomever wanted to show up. Having only posted about this opportunity yesterday and shockingly getting a few people to join in, it was an enjoyable discussion on drinking during “The Nine Days”, from Rosh Chodesh Av […]

Non-Wine Beverages During the Nine Days

Now that the nine days have begun, I have begun to see questions popping up in online spaces asking about various alcoholic beverages to be consumed from Rosh Hodesh Av through the 8th day of the month of Av (The Nine Days). One thing that is clear is what Rabbi Yosef Karo (1488-1575) wrote in his […]

The Beginnings of the Post-Shulhan Arukh Debate Over the Ratio of Nullifying Libated Wine [YD 134:5]

A fascinating wine-related dispute breaks out over Rabbi Yosef Karo’s (1488-1575) statement (שו”ע יו”ד קל”ד:ה): מה יהא במים ויהא בהם כדי לבטל טעם היין ששה חלקים כנגדו וכל שיש במים כשיעור הזה מותר אפילו בשתייה How much of a ratio is there with water to cancel out the taste of [libated] wine? Six parts [of […]

Considering the Nullification of Wine: An Experiment [YD 134:5]

I recently came across a rather curious text in the Shulhan Arukh (YD 134:5): מה יהא במים ויהא בהם כדי לבטל טעם היין ששה חלקים כנגדו וכל שיש במים כשיעור הזה מותר אפילו בשתייה How much of a ratio of water cancels out the taste of wine? Six parts [of water] to one [part of wine]. […]

Bentsching Over A Cup

If one were to open the Shulhan Arukh on the topic of saying the ברכת המזון (grace after meals) with a cup (for instance, see Berakhos 51a), one would find that Rabbi Yosef Karo wrote the following (OH 182.1): יש שאומרים שברכת המזון טעונה כוס אפילו ביחיד, וצריך לחזור עליו, ולא יאכל אם אין לו כוס לברך עליו אם הוא מצפה […]

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