The Purim-Pesach Nexus

For most of us, two ideas dominate the connection between Purim and Pesach. Some of us remember the Rashi, whose “marbim besimcha” includes both Adar and Nisan. Others pragmatically take note of the kickoff of the serious avodah of preparing for zman cheiruseinu with the PPPPP – the post-Purim, pre-Pesach panic.

Now, there is another way to memorialize the kesher between these events:

[Hat tip to Dovi Adlerstein, Dallas]

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5 Responses

  1. cvmay says:

    Very very cute.
    Not sure if many homes will be serving this Glen Gurion – Dream whiskey except perhaps on the Fifth of Iyar.

  2. newman says:

    another example of poor marketing, like the famous chevrolet not understanding why in spanish speaking neighborhoods the Nova [no va–it doesnt move]
    wouldnt sell…. what haredi would ever buy a product with a picture/name of osso haish on it?

  3. Gary Goldberg says:

    Would like more info,price sheet and where to order in time for Passover

    [YA – Don’t you realize that this is an obvious sham? What Badatz would risk its integrity by putting their hechsher on anything with a visage of Ben-Gurion?]

  4. dr. bill says:

    chareidim relying on a shittah (from a few rishonim), not brought le’halakha in the SA, that whiskey made from one of 5 minim of chametz is not chametz gamur. next thing you know, they will allow the heter mechirah for chametz gamur. and then. God knows where such liberalism leads.

    i believe in zerizim makdimim and one needs to start drinking miyad after the taanis.

    a freilichen Purim.

    [YA – Do not forget that one can make a credible case for drinking Scotch being a kiyum of the mitzvah of Tashbisu, at least according to one approach]

  5. Rabbi Y Y Rubinstein says:


    I would like to point out that this subject is very far from being a laughing matter.

    As a Scottish Rabbi, I am constantly phone by Batei Din in Israel and elsewhere seeking my advice on the production and Kashrus of Single Malt whisky vis a vis the Sherry Cask question.

    I am at great pains to point out the following.

    Both Reb Moshe Zt’l and Dayan Weiss Zt’l wrote in Teshuvas of their lack of concern on this issue. There is also an accusation against those who insist that there is a problem, coincidentally wanting to supply a Hechsher to Distilleries and make money out of the Shayala, (the old “There is Too much Cash in Kashrut” problem)

    Despite all that, I tell people in no uncertain terms that there is indeed a HUGE problem with Scottish Single Malt Whisky made in Sherry Casks. Heaven fearing individuals should not drink it at all and should bring any bottles they have to me for safe disposal.

    Regarding Single Malt for Pesach, the question made fun of in this so called “funny” video, Dayan Weiss once spoke to me in his Shul in Manchester where I was a member, the Ohel Torah.

    Whisky is “Zia Chomtez” and NOT Iker Chometz D Orayso!

    I am working on a Heter and Hechsher at this very moment (so that I can make money from Whisky too.)

    It will not of course be called “Ben Gurion” Chas V Sholom! It will be called “Nadurra Mac Karta” and bare the Legend, “Because with us, there is more than one way to get stoned!”

    I remain Sir Yours, Rabbi Y Y Rubinstein

    P.S. The Voice in the Video was the worst attempt at a Scottish accent I have heard since Mel Gibson Yemcha Shemo.

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