Schedule for The Next Three Months of The Jewish Drinking Show

Having announced the schedule for The Jewish Drinking Show a few months ago, I am now excited to share the schedule for the next three months. Although I had already shared the December 2021 episodes as mentioned in the previous schedule announcement, I am including them again, including the month break between mid-December and mid-January. […]

Booze in the Holy Land Trip Registration Now Open

Having previously announced the first-ever Booze in the Holy Land trip, I am excited to share that registration for the trip is now open! Booze in the Holy Land will be a phenomenal opportunity to not only experience Israeli wine, whiskey, and more, but also to gain special access to hear from those involved in […]

Video Clips from the Professor Marc Shapiro Episode

Interested in checking out a couple of clips from the 84th episode of The Jewish Drinking Show, featuring Professor Marc Shapiro? You’re in luck! Here are clips on the censorship of Rabbi Moshe Isserles’ gentile wine responsum and on Italian rabbis permitting the consumption of gentile wine:

Rabbi Moshe Isserles’ Censored Responsum on Gentile Wine, featuring Professor Marc Shapiro

Perhaps one of the most famous instances of Jewish censorship involves wine🍷 Joining The Jewish Drinking Show to discuss this wine-related instance of Jewish censorship is Professor Marc Shapiro. A graduate of Brandeis (BA) and Harvard (PhD), Professor Shapiro holds the Weinberg Chair in Judaic Studies at Scranton University and is the author of numerous […]

Clips From Episode 83: Geonim and Maimonides on Gentile Wine

Interested in some clips from the recent episode of The Jewish Drinking Show? You’re in luck! Here are a couple of clips from the 83rd episode of The Jewish Drinking Show, featuring Professor David Freidenreich: Geonim on Gentile Wine Maimonides on Gentile Wine

Medieval Rabbis on Gentile Wine, featuring Prof. David Freidenreich

With gentile wine being seen as off-limits in the times of the Mishnah and Talmud, how did post-Talmudic rabbis advise on this matter? Joining the 83rd episode of The Jewish Drinking Show is Professor David Freidenreich. Prof. Freidenreich is the Pulver Family Professor of Jewish Studies at Colby College, where he serves as director of […]

Kiddush in Kabbalah, featuring Rabbi Dr. Joel Hecker [Episode #82 of The Jewish Drinking Show]

Discussing Kiddush in Kabbalah on the 82nd episode of The Jewish Drinking Show is first-time guest, Professor Rabbi Joel Hecker. Specifically, we discuss what the author of the Zohar writes about kiddush requirements. Rabbi Dr. Hecker serves as Professor of Jewish Mysticism at the Reconstructionist Rabbinical College, and is among today’s most prominent scholars of kabbalah. He […]

Israel Trip 2022 Announcement: Calling All Influencers, Enthusiasts, and Industry Folks

A surprising thing happened while recording the 77th episode of The Jewish Drinking Show – the guest, Josh Mann, who was discussing the Jews & Booze Facebook group, mentioned an interest in doing a trip to Israel. This was a surprising to me, since it had been suggested to me this spring to run one. […]

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