How Many Cups of Wine to Drink at a Mourner’s House – 10 vs 14?

The newest release in JewishDrinking.com’s podcast & video series features Rabbi David Fried discussing with our host the question of how many cups of wine are to be consumed at a mourner’s house. Rabbi Fried currently serves as part of the Judaic Studies faculty at Hebrew High School of New England and graduated from Yeshivat […]

Jews as Tavernkeepers in 17th & 18th Century Poland

The newest JewishDrinking.com: The Show podcast/video episode is now live! Featuring Professor Adam Teller, professor of History and Judaic Studies in the Department of History at Brown University, this episode focusses on Jews as tavernkeepers, as well as producing alcohol in the 17th and 18th century Poland. Having previously published an episode on Jewish tavernkeepers […]

Jews and Prohibition

The newest episode of JewishDrinking.com: The Show is now out, featuring Professor Marni Davis, who wrote the 2012 book Jews and Booze: Becoming American in the Age of Prohibition, which makes her a perfect guest for the podcast. An associate professor in the department of History at Georgia State University, Professor Davis speaks on this […]

Podcast Episode 20: Purim-Drinking in [Lubavitcher] Hasidic Thought

In the 20th podcast/video episode, Rabbi Eli Simpson returns to the show to share Hasidic and Lubavitcher Hasidic thinking on drinking on Purim. It’s no secret that Chabad Hasidim drink on Purim (as do all Hasidim), so what deeper insights do they have into drinking on Purim? And despite discussing the texts on Megillah 7b […]

Drinking on Purim in The Talmud

With Purim coming up in just two weeks, this episode is the second in JewishDrinking’s Purim 2020 series, with a third episode to be published next week. This week’s podcast/video episode features Professor Jordan Rosenblum, the Belzer Professor of Classical Judaism, the Max and Frieda Weinstein-Bascom Professor of Jewish Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, […]

Rava, Mordechai, and Purim-Drinking

With Purim right around the corner, it’s time to gear up for “the drinkingest day” on the Jewish calendar. To that end, this week’s podcast/video episode features a discussion with Rabbi Ayalon Eliach on the topic of the most famous statement related to Purim-drinking: “.אמר רבא: מיחייב איניש לבסומי בפוריא עד דלא ידע בין ארור […]

Reviewing Jordan Rosenblum’s New Book, Rabbinic Drinking

A new book recently came out that makes for a fascinating resource for educators teaching Rabbinic literature. Intended for college courses as an introduction to Rabbinic literature Jordan Rosenblum’s new book, Rabbinic Drinking: What Beverages Teach Us About Rabbinic Literature, has various chapters which could be separately assigned as part of course readings for such courses […]

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