Wednesday, July 12, 2006

Prohibition & Religious Freedom

Does anyone know what the deal was with religious freedom exemptions for alcohol during prohibition? I imagine there must be some case history to this, as well as some colorful anecdotes about rabbis and priests running wine speakeasys (speakeasies?) and such. Only the Muslims didn't have a real angle on this. Just curious - never heard anything about this.


Blogger Cameron said...

Don't know any colorful stories, but Catholic liturgical wine was exempted, with some special provisos for transporting and storing it (I think each parish had to get a small supply from the diocese each week).

I recall there being some call to keep wine illegal as well as dig at the Catholics, but maybe I'm just being sectarian.

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