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Rav Papa, The Talmud Bavli’s Beer Baron

The newest podcast (& video) episode is now out on “Rav Papa, The Talmud Bavli’s Beer Baron”, featuring Professor Jordan Rosenblum, the Belzer Professor of Classical Judaism at University of Wisconsin, whose book is hitting bookshelves today. The new book, Rabbinic Drinking: What Beverages Teach Us About Rabbinic Literature, is intended to introduce readers to […]

Kosher Craft Beer in the Late 2010s

In the latter half of the 2010s, as craft beer grew greatly in the United States, various kashrut concerns came with that growth, as various adjunct ingredients were added to beers. With the rise in questions regarding kashrut of beers, Rabbi Avrahom Pressburger created KosherCraftBeer.com to help kosher-keeping consumers informed on which beers in the […]

Secondary Literature Page Launched

Today marks the launch of the secondary literature page here at JewishDrinking.com! While you may come here to JewishDrinking.com to get your podcasts, videos, source sheets, and other good reading about Jewish drinking, it is not the only place to read about Jewish drinking. Thus, in a new way to continue to provide value to […]

Jewish Tavernkeepers in 18th & 19th Century Poland, featuring Professor Glenn Dynner

The newest episode for JewishDrinking.com: The Show is now out: “Jewish Tavernkeepers in 18th & 19th Century Poland” featuring Professor Glenn Dynner, author of Yankel’s Tavern: Jews, Liquor, and Life in the Kingdom of Poland off of which the discussion in this episode is based. The podcast episode and video are below. For those used to watching […]

Yoseph Sending Provisions to His Father

When Yoseph is sending provisions with his brothers back with them to their father (“וַיִּתֵּ֨ן לָהֶ֥ם יוֹסֵ֛ף עֲגָל֖וֹת עַל־פִּ֣י פַרְעֹ֑ה וַיִּתֵּ֥ן לָהֶ֛ם צֵדָ֖ה לַדָּֽרֶךְ Joseph gave them wagons as Pharaoh had commanded, and he supplied them with provisions for the journey” (Gen. 45.21)), he provides his brothers with changes of clothing and Binyamin with silver […]

Wine in the Book of Judith

Following-up on the previous episode of Drinking on Hanukah in which the story of Judith arises in the Shulhan Arukh, this episode features Professor Caryn Tamber-Rosenau in discussing wine in the apocryphal book of Judith. Prof. Tamber-Rosenau has written extensively on the book of Judith in her book Women in Drag: Gender and Performance in […]

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