At some point, you might have considered the pivotal role that wine has played in our lives as Jewish. Throughout Jewish history, wine has brought us together for family occasions, for communal times and adds symbolism to our holidays and rituals. Our upcoming Tu Bishvat seder involves a fun tradition of using white and red wine to help us experience the struggle of awakening in ourselves and our world.
To invite us into our holiday, I thought it would be nice to learn more about wine. In all honesty, I know very little. Nevertheless, those who have had me over for a meal, know that I almost usually bring a bottle of wine. I always take a deep breath as my host opens the bottle, hoping that I’ve made a decent choice.
We are in for a real treat. One of our members – Robert Maliner – has a lifelong passion and a depth of knowledge of wine. Next Wednesday, at 730PM, over zoom, he’ll be inviting us into his world of wine, where we learn more about wine as well as some interesting aspects of wine from around the world – including, of course, Israeli wine.
Who knows, maybe one of these days when we’re back in person, maybe we’ll even have a wine tasting at Temple Solel. So come join us, share your time with one of longtime and devoted temple members, and we’ll learn and grow together. If you’re wondering why we’re having a session about wine over zoom, everything happens for a “raisin”.