The scene: Shabbat dinner
Early signs of trouble: Leah is out to dinner, I can only find one candlestick, and we’re out of wine
But wait: Look! We have sparkling cider. Everyone can enjoy that
So I pour some for Abe. He begins to gulp it down.
And that’s when I read the label: “…pregnant women should not consume alcoholic beverages because of the risk of…”
He was not happy when I knocked his favorite glass out of his hand, but he was also not drunk.