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Orthodoxy's Whisky Rebellion

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Publisher(s): National Jewish Center for Learning and Leadership (U.S.)

Author(s): Andrew Silow-Carroll

Series: CLAL Culture Archive

Special Collection: Berman Jewish Policy Archive

Topic: Culture and religion (Religion and religious groups)

Keywords: Ritual; Prayer Communities; Orthodox Judaism

Type: Brief

Coverage: United States


The author discusses the phenomenon of "kiddush clubs" - groups of men taking shots of whisky in synagogue during Saturday morning services. He describes it as a kosher rebellion.