Rabbinical Proclamation in Yiddish

Rabbinical proclamation giving permission to use tea instead of wine

Vilna, Poland, no date. Rabbinical Decree

During World War I, there were shortages of necessities, including food. This handwritten Yiddish rabbinical proclamation informed the Jewish population in Vilna that due to the great scarcity and expense of wine, people were permitted to celebrate the Passover with “sweet tea” instead of the required four cups of wine.


Digitization of this artifact has been made possible by the Edward Blank YIVO Vilna Online Collections project.