Rabbi Drew Speaks about The Jewish Drinking Show on A Dram & a Drash Podcast

A new podcast featuring a focus on whiskey and Jewish life recently hit the Internet this fall and yours truly is a featured guest. For the third episode of “A Dram & a Drash”, host Rabbi Rachel Gurevitz invited me (Rabbi Drew) to be the guest, in which we spoke largely about The Jewish Drinking […]

Shmaltz Brewing, Featuring Jeremy Cowan & Jesse Epstein [The Jewish Drinking Show Episode #117]

When I came across a press release announcing the end of Shmaltz Brewing Company last fall (and see also articles in Brewbound and Forward), I was sad to see Shmaltz Brewing come to an end, but also knew it would be an excellent opportunity to have a conversation with the founder of the company for an episode […]

Pharoah’s Cupbearer and Baker as Cultural Conflict of Wine vs. Beer, featuring Dr. Jon Greenberg [The Jewish Drinking Show Episode #116]

A story we encounter in the book of Genesis that, at first glance, may seem to have something to do with drinking could also be seen as having a lot to do with drinking. I am speaking about that concerning Pharoah’s cupbearer (drinks-master) and his baker, whom Joseph meets in jail and interprets their dreams. […]

The Response to Honey in Kosher Wine in Medieval Provence [clip from episode #115]

In this clip from the 115th episode of The Jewish Drinking Show, Dr. Pinchas Roth discusses the harsh response for Provençal rabbis to Maimonides’ suggestion that adding honey to Jewish wine prevents it from becoming vulnerable to gentile touch, thereby rendering it unfit for Jewish consumption:

Kosher Wine in Medieval Provence, featuring Dr. Pinchas Roth [The Jewish Drinking Show Episode #115]

One of the trickiest aspects when it comes to kosher wine and Judaism is when it comes up against gentile touch. While we can talk about it broadly from the Mishnah (& Tosefta) and throughout the Talmud, and we have even discussed it broadly when it comes to Medieval rabbis on the topic, how was […]

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