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Old 02-24-2014, 06:35 PM
 
Location: Lake Worth, FL
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Any of you guys have special things you like to eat when Purim rolls around? I'm trying to think of fun things to make for family other than Hamantaschen.
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Old 02-24-2014, 06:46 PM
 
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Yes. Red wine.
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Old 02-24-2014, 06:54 PM
 
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I didn't know you could EAT red wine, lol.
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Old 02-24-2014, 07:01 PM
 
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I didn't know you could EAT red wine, lol.
It's the only "food" I recall mentioned in the Shulchan Orech in relation to Purim. I dunno, maybe there are others?

The minhag on Purim is to davka (to the exclusion of other items) drink red wine on Purim - not beer or booze.

Which BTW is another benefit of being Orthodox. I get to walk home from shul if I drink too much while nearly all Reform and Conservative Jews have to drive home.
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Old 02-24-2014, 07:04 PM
 
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I sadly can not drink alcoholic beverages, so it doesn't apply to me (health reason). I drink Grape juice for kiddush.

I just meant is there anything you like to make for Purim especially. I'm going to prepare a meal for my family and would like some ideas of what other people make.

I know that Hamantaschen and sometimes kreplach are usual fare.
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Old 02-24-2014, 07:13 PM
 
Location: University City, Philadelphia
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Yes. Red wine.
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I didn't know you could EAT red wine, lol.
Well, some kosher red wines are so thick and syrupy you can practically eat it with a fork.
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Old 02-24-2014, 07:13 PM
 
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You are putter (exempt) from drinking wine if you have health reasons.

I just did some googling on Purim seudas (meals), and one site mentioned that it's customary to eat a meat free meal on Purim, since Esther didn't eat meat in King Achashvueros' palace in order to avoid treif.

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Old 02-24-2014, 07:37 PM
 
Location: Oakland, CA
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You are putter (exempt) from drinking wine if you have health reasons.

I just did some googling on Purim seudas (meals), and one site mentioned that it's customary to eat a meat free meal on Purim, since Esther didn't eat meat in King Achashvueros' palace in order to avoid treif.
Fascinating that the reason for not eating meat would be to avoid non-kosher food, as if not eating meat would be sufficient to keep kosher (it's not). I wonder if she also insisted on eating non-dairy raw food to avoid the prohibition of bishul akum (eating food cooked by non-Jews).

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