"Brandy" Comes from "Burned Wine," and Other (Judeo-)Linguistic Notes about Liquor

A brief look at some of the many Jewish words relating to alcohol.

A man drinking a dropper full of brandy at a fast expressing concern for oppressed Russian Jews on August 12, 1970. Denver Post via Getty Images.

A man drinking a dropper full of brandy at a fast expressing concern for oppressed Russian Jews on August 12, 1970. Denver Post via Getty Images.

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April 13 2021
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