The role of wine and alcohol in Judaism is a fascinating subject. While a central feature of Shabbat, holidays and all lifecyle events, there are drawbacks.

Since Jerusalem, the hills of Judea and Samaria and the North have enjoyed an abundance of snow this year, a discussion on the white flurries in Torah law is in order.

Could it be prophecy? What about a Divine communiqué of sorts? Has God come down from the heavens to personally address me?

Although there are blessings that Jews are required to recite over food before eating it, these blessings have nothing to do with making the food kosher.