Manischewitz wine

from Lauryn Hill – Final Hour Lyrics on Rap Genius

Meaning

The stereotypical kosher alcohol. She eats with all peoples, and partakes in their sacred rituals. Strong Muslim and Christian references throughout this song, and especially to the conflicts between the Abrahamic religions.

According to popular myth, wine that’s been blessed by the Rabbi makes it Kosher.

In actuality, Kosher status has nothing to do with blessing. It’s just about supervision of ingredients and process, and is especially strict for wine. Traditionally, wine is not kosher if it is even uncorked by a non-Jew.

Anyways, Manischewitz was for a long time the only kosher wine available in America, so Jews who wanted to drink kosher wine were forced to drink this sugary grape witch hazel shit. It’s not really all that bad tasting, but today, when many fine award-winning kosher wines are available from all over the world, it’s kind of frustrating that Manischewitz is still associated with American Jews, and it is assumed they all drink it.

But then again …
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oHyuf47UvZQ&bpctr=1382735890

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