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Must I Get Drunk on Purim?

Stump the Rabbi: Can the mitzvah of 'Ad D'lo Yoda' (getting intoxicated) be fulfilled on Purim without getting drunk? Video

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Doesn't answer the question
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Doesn't answer the question

The name of the channel implies that they give straightforward answers to direct questions, but it seems that they only beat around the bush

That's all very nice but. .
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That's all very nice but. .

That’s very nice , and all that , but at the end of the day there’s a mitzvah of getting intoxicated on Purim…

Must I Get Drunk on Purim?
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Must I Get Drunk on Purim?

He did not answer this question

Suggestion about purrim and about the whole year.
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Suggestion about purrim and about the whole year.

Please Make sure to be sober the whole entire year, so when it will come purrim you will know automatically what to do and what not to do. Because everything in Life is relative. Have a happy purrim.

Not even going to watch
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Not even going to watch

If someone asks this question they either A. Never learned even Kitzur shulchan aruch or B. Did learn it but are looking for someone to tell them otherwise so they have a “heter” to get drunk.

The rabbi did answer the question
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The rabbi did answer the question

If you have a good and clean pnimiyus, it is a Mitzvah to get drunk and happy ad deloy yada
If you don’t have the best pnimiyus, and you getting drunk, will be a big shame for people around you, you cannot get drunk.
You’re only fulfilling the mitzvah of getting drunk if you’re happy for the right reasons, which is The Miracle of Purim, if you want to drink to “free yourself” from your problems, just don’t get drunk, you’ll be mixing simchas Purim with it.

Getting Drunk
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Getting Drunk

While it is a mitzvah to get drunk one person can get drunk as a shliach for others. In the words of the Rebbe, to be motsi the others. Many years, the Rebbe looked for a single volunteer to say large amounts of L’chaim on behalf of the entire kehila. It is important to remember that for some, drinking even a trace of lchaim is literally creating a life and death situation. While it might be difficult to see at that moment, it can lead to death or, perhaps worse, a life of torture for their families. The best definition… Read more »

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