Beer, Wine, and Bal Tashchit in the Talmud with Professor Tanhum Yoreh

Professor Tanhum Yoreh’s new book discusses bal tashchit

The newest episode of Jewish Drinking: The Show is now out! With featured guest Professor Tanhum Yoreh, Rabbi Drew Kaplan discusses Rav Pappa’s statement in the Talmud that, if one could drink beer or wine, yet chooses wine transgresses the rabbinic prohibition against wastefulness (Shabbat 140b). Having written his doctoral dissertation on bal tashchit, Professor Yoreh is quite knowledgeable about this topic, and his new book on wastefulness, Waste Not: A Jewish Environmental Ethic, discusses it further.

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