Rav Zimmerman: Bochurim Should Drink in Moderation


rav-shraga-feivel-zimmermanThe Gateshead Rov, Rav Shraga Feivel Zimmerman, has said that yeshivah bochurim should not drink spirits on Purim. He said that they only should drink wine in moderation on Purim.

In a public notice, Rav Zimmerman said the dangers of alcoholic consumption had been highlighted by life-threatening incidents in recent years.

He also stated: “Alcoholic drinks and beverages must not be served to anyone already intoxicated.”

{The Jewish Chronicle/Matzav.com Newscenter}


  1. nobdody should drink and drive and everybody should drive carefully – the life you save is a child of HaShem!

  2. The mechaber in Hilchos Purim says one should get drunk. The Gra got drunk because he said the Mechaber is to be taken literally.
    That said, there are many other shitos and every dor has to deal with the issues acc to Daas Torah. Rav Zimmerman is fulfilling that mandate.


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