A history of Jews and booze in America
Marni Davis’ ‘Jews and Booze’ looks at the fascinating impact of ‘the Great Experiment’ on the Jews’ livelihood, their religious life and their identity as American citizens
Jews and Booze:
Becoming American in the Age of Prohibition, by Marni Davis.
New York University Press, 272 pages, $32
Have you ever wondered why many Americans think of kosher wine as sweet and cloying? One obvious answer is that, at one time, a few decades ago, most kosher wine in the United States was sickeningly sugary. And the reason for that, as Marni Davis...