Orthodoxy's Whisky Rebellion

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

Author(s): Andrew Silow-Carroll

Research Area: Culture and religion

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.