Author: Drew Kaplan

Rosh Chodesh Clubs, featuring Yossie Horwitz [The Jewish Drinking Show, episode 155]

Intro Having heard about Rosh Chodesh Clubs, I was curious to learn more about them, as well as to speak with the creator of this initiative, Yossie Horwitz, who is the guest on the 155th episode of The Jewish Drinking Show. Biography of Guest Growing up in a tee-totaling household in Jerusalem, Yossie Horwitz didn’t […]

Announcing Summer Series

Having held three spring Cincinnati local Texts-and-Tastings events around the holidays, Jewish Drinking is now gearing up for a summer series on drunkenness in rabbinic literature. Spring Events Kicking off the spring’s events with an event on the semi-rare celebration of Purim Katan, the event delved into texts in our tradition on this topic, resulting […]

Israel Episodes of The Jewish Drinking Show

With today being Yom Ha’Atzma’ut, celebrating the 76th anniversary of the modern state of Israel, in case you’re looking for Israel-related content, here is a listing of Israel-related episodes of The Jewish Drinking Show: Wine in Israel, featuring Erik Segelbaum Modern Israeli Wine History, Part 1: Early History, featuring Adam Montefiore Modern Israeli Wine History, Part […]

Wine as חיי נפש according to Rabbi Moshe Isserles [Video Clip]

In this clip from the 33rd episode of Shu”t First, Ask Questions Later, Rabbi Drew Kaplan chats with Rabbi Moshe Kurtz concerning Rabbi Moshe Isserles‘ assertion that wine is חיי נפש in his rabbinic responsum #124:   The text under discussion for this clip is this excerpt from שו”ת רמ”א קכ”ד: מעתה דבפת נהגו בקצת מקומות […]

Speaking at Winter 2023-2024 Events

As winter gives way to spring, this is an excellent opportunity to share winter events at which Jewish Drinking content was shared. This is in addition to the Cincinnati local monthly tasting events, which also took place. Introduction to Drinking in Judaism for JPro Cincy For the Cincinnati group of JPro, I spoke to a […]

Rabbi Isserles on Drinking Between the 2nd & 3rd Glasses of Wine at the Seder [Video Clip]

In this clip from the recent episode of The Jewish Drinking Show, we discuss Rabbi Moshe Isserles‘ guidance regarding drinking between the second and third cups of wine at the Passover Seder:

Extending the Third Cup of Wine at the Seder? [Video Clip]

Despite there being an expected standard of not drinking a separate glass of wine between the third and fourth cups of wine at the Passover Seder, Rabbi Moshe Isserles suggested that one could extend the drinking of the third glass, as we see in this clip from the recent episode of The Jewish Drinking Show:

Drinking Between Glasses of Wine at the Passover Seder [The Jewish Drinking Show episode #154]

While we know about drinking four cups of wine at the Passover Seder, what about drinking between these four cups of wine? The newest episode of The Jewish Drinking Show focusses on exactly this topic. This episode is also the seventh “Drinks and Discussion”-style episode, featuring a texts-based discussion led by Rabbi Drew. Episode In addition […]

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