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Kosher Wine class with Steve Kerbel - Zoom

Wednesday, October 14, 2020 26 Tishrei 5781

7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

What makes wine Kosher? What’s it like to be an Israeli Kosher Vintner? Israeli wine expert Steve Kerbel will address these and other questions in this one-session class.

Understanding the kashrut of wine (and what goes into making wine kosher) is not a simple matter of ingredients and knowing what the wine contains.  Because wine is used in both sacramental and social settings, the rabbis of the Talmud created restrictions around wine that don’t apply to any other consumable product. 

Also, even in the 21st Century, certain biblical agricultural laws are still enforced in Israel that affect the kashrut of wine made there. During this session we will look into the various issues surrounding the kashrut of wine, how they manifest themselves, particularly when serving a wine at a public event under rabbinic supervision, and how wine made in Israel is peculiarly subject to ancient laws, like tithing and the sabbatical year, even in modern times.

Steve Kerbel, your presenter, has been involved with the Israeli wine industry since the 1980’s, regularly visiting wineries throughout Israel.  Steve has served on tasting panels for several boutique wineries and regularly conducts wine tastings and wine education seminars throughout the United States.

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