Wines to Drink at the Pesach Seder this Year, and Why

By: David M. Weinberg

Mar 22, 2021


Mosaic Magazine, an important American Jewish intellectual publication, has published a trilogy of articles about the meaning of wine in Jewish life and tradition, and about quality kosher wines for Passover.

Rabbi Meir Soloveichik offers a deep explanation of how the seder’s four cups of wine elevate the holiday, while “two enthusiasts” recommend their favorite wines from the great regions of Jewish viticulture.

Joshua London suggests wines from the US, Italy and Spain.

David M. Weinberg (me!) recommends a set of Israeli wines while explaining the deep Biblical and Zionist echoes that reverberate in every glass of good Israeli wine.

My article focuses on the Zionist “redemption” involved in Israel’s modern wine revolution, and specifically on the wines and winemakers of Domaine Netofa, Bat Shlomo, Tura, Teperberg, and Matar – which I recommend for the five cups of seder wine. (Yes, five!)

LeChaim and chag kasher vesameach!

Which Wines to Drink at the Seder this Year, and Why

Mosaic Magazine | March 22, 2021 | By Meir Soloveichik, Joshua E. London, and David M. Weinberg

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About the authors:

Meir Soloveichik is the rabbi of Congregation Shearith Israel in New York and director of the Straus Center for Torah and Western Thought at Yeshiva University.

Joshua E. London is director of government affairs at JINSA and writes often about kosher wines and spirits.

David M. Weinberg is vice president of the Jerusalem Institute for Strategy and Security (JISS), and former senior advisor in Israel to the Tikvah Fund. He also is a widely published kosher-wine enthusiast.

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