Wine, Beer and the Pierian Spring

For Andy, who is fond of Pope’s maxim,. and who first drew my attention to the נר מצוה. Alexander Pope enjoins: A little Learning is a dang’rous Thing; Drink deep, or taste not the Pierian Spring: There shallow Draughts intoxicate the Brain, And drinking largely sobers us again.1 The fascinating, great Moroccan Rabbi, Rav Yosef […]