The Sharia of Moses in the TORA
Part 2 - The 365 Prohibitions of the Tora
73 - ENTERING THE SANCTUARY OR GIVING A DECISION ON ANY LAW OF THE TORAH WHILST INTOXICATED
There are different punishments for contravention of this prohibition. Anyone drunk with wine is forbidden to enter the area between the Porch and Altar, or any part of the Sanctuary itself, and if he does enter, he is liable to punishment by whipping. If he performs the service whilst intoxicated the penalty is death by the hand of Heaven; but it the intoxicant is other than wine, the punishment is whipping only, not death. If, however, anyone, priest or layman, gives decisions while drunk, whether, with wine or any other intoxicant, he transgresses a negative commandment, and is liable to whipping.