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Drinking at a Bar, Lounge

So you're on a Shidduch date in a lobby of a hotel or meeting a business client in a lounge, is it permissible to have an alcoholic drink from a clean glass? Rabbi Yitzchak Hanoka of OK Kosher Labs answers. Full Story

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dating pro
October 18, 2009 9:25 pm

guys chill out – if a girl orders an alcoholic drink on a date, she has no ulterior motives beyond enjoying a good drink other than the coke she’ll drink at home to wear off the headache you gave her. Stop reading into it and let everyone live – nobody’s trying to get high on a date and a little alcohol is just to be a sport when sitting in a bar…

to #18
October 16, 2009 2:45 pm

I mean a regular drink of soda, not alcohol. People have also gotten a glass of coke/ soda with a lemon slice.

# 17

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October 16, 2009 8:18 am

yeah- drinking alcohol on dates-
not so ‘dish

Receiving a drink with a lemon slice.... on a date
October 15, 2009 11:31 pm

If one receives a drink with a lemon slice over the glass rim, can they just remove the lemon slice if it was not touching the actual drink? And if it were touching the drinking, can I still just take it out, and it be OK?

Is it chasidish to drink on dates?
October 15, 2009 8:51 pm

One may only drink in the presence of a mashpia!

certain drinks/cocktails are not kosher (yayin nesech)
October 15, 2009 7:24 pm

Certain drinks and cocktails have wine or wine based alcoholic drinks in them.
Cocktails like Manhattan have wine based alcohol
Cognac, brandy and vermouth are a majority of the time based on aged or fortified wine. Know what you are drinking before you buy.

To 13
October 15, 2009 5:54 pm

The concept of there being no problem with the knife because it has cut many lemons does not apply in this situation. As Shulchan Oruch makes clear, this applies only to lemons used in lemonade BECAUSE many lemons are used and many will be sliced with the same knife. This clearly does not apply to a knife used to cut only a handful of lemons, which is more probable at a bar. There may be other kulos for having the sliced lemon, namely that a bar would not likely use the knife they use to slice fruit and vegetables as… Read more »

lemon
October 15, 2009 1:53 pm

“A slice of lemon or lime (commonly added to drinks) is a sharp food cut with a non-kosher knife and is not permissible.”

not so true, if the knife was already used to cut many lemons….

to #10
October 15, 2009 1:51 pm

1. If you are driving to the location (as most bochurim), try to minimize.

2. Drinking an alcoholic beverage can help you ‘open up’ and feel at each. A beer or cocktail is recommended.

3. On the other hand, don’t over due it. Alcohol has weired – and at times dangerous – effect on humans.

the maven

and to #9
October 15, 2009 1:30 pm

mi somcho leroish. u need to comment on everything?. u baal gaavoh. go home leidigayer,

New on the Shidduch market
October 15, 2009 1:01 pm

is it inappropriate to drink alcoholic beverages on dates? obviously im talking about mixed drinks not hard liquor?

scary
October 15, 2009 11:02 am

These comments scare me….

To 1: Let people live. Not everything that anyone ever writes about has to be about your pressing issue. If you don’t like the subject of the article it wasn’t for you.

To 2: Careful there…you’re making a shailah on ALL shidduch dating. I think for that answer you have to look in the 5th cheileck of Shulchan Oruch

To 3: LOL

To 4: I don’t think Kosher goes by average…maybe if you said “chazaka” I’d get what you’re saying…

To 5: Now this is what really freaks me out….where do you get this #$% from?

more info
October 15, 2009 10:49 am

Thank you for this practical information. Where can I find more info regarding which drinks are generally permissible to order?

kol hakovod
October 15, 2009 10:22 am

Thank you, Rabbi Hanokah and the kosher spirit magazine for bringing up the questions that we all need answers to. You guys at the ok are doing us all a great service keep it up

bochur buying for the girl
October 15, 2009 10:16 am

is there an overall problem with a bochur BUYING a drink , even soda or bottled water for a girl?
Many girls are being told by seminary teachers that there is a halachic issue with this irregardless of the idea of alcoholic beverages

Question
October 15, 2009 10:12 am

Does anyone know if the average mixed drink contains Kosher ingredients or not? And which ones do if yes…

zeks un ninetziker
October 15, 2009 9:01 am

zeks un ninetziker

thanks for the Shiduch tip
October 15, 2009 8:39 am

“Zektz un Ninetzinger” “socializing in a Torah-permissible manner (i.e. Shidduchim, etc.).” i LIKE that idea – ill try it on my next date.

Non Jewish bar
October 15, 2009 7:07 am

Isn’t there a Halacha that one is not alloiwed to drink certain bevereges in a non Jewish astableshment?

Yorah Deah Siman 114, can you discuss this?

Priorities
October 15, 2009 4:02 am

och!why?there is such a massive problem with shidduchim in chabad and has yet to be practically addressed.(moaning endlessly hasnt solved it yet)and these “major prblems”seem to be the focus.Its time for to DEAL with the bigger issues.please.

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