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Q&A: Drinking Wine

I wanted to ask, what should I do on Purim since I don’t really like wine?

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Rabbi Shmuel Eliyahu

Adar II 13 5782
Question:
Shalom Rav,
I wanted to ask, what should I do on Purim since I don’t really like wine?

Answer:
The important thing is to be happy, and one can be happy without wine. This is what we learn from the Gemara, which tells us that Rabbi Yehuda did not drink wine on Purim, and he was exceptionally happy. And, there are verses which teach that remembering God’s goodness can make a person very happy, even more than wine. "His repute will be like the wine of Lebanon [with its unique taste that lingers]" and "we will recount your love which is more intoxicating than wine". In short, the main thing is to be overjoyed with God’s love for us, and not necessarily from wine.
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