03.03.2011 27.Adar l, 5771
Kiddush wines, like gefilte fish and chicken soup, linger on as a nostalgic reminder of the homey Jewish world.
Wherever Jews have resided, there has always been home-based wineries making wine for the kiddush sanctification of Shabbat.
Apart from regular wine, either raisin wine or even grape juice is also suitable according to Jewish tradition, being regarded by Halacha with the same reverence as wine.
Jewish agricultural laws regarding vineyards in the Land of Israel go back to biblical times. The kosher wine laws are from talmudic times. However, whereas wine is used in the Jewish faith for every festival or life-cycle event, it was never prescribed what sort of wine should be used….