Category: Beverages

A Significant Rabbinic Discussion on Wine & Drinking: Eruvin 64-65

One of the lengthier discussions on wine and drinking in rabbinic literature occurs in the Babylonian Talmud on Eruvin 64-65, which happens to also be the pages of the current Daf Yomi cycle for today and tomorrow. Enjoy this introductory overview of the drinking texts on pages Eruvin 64a, Eruvin 64b, Eruvin 65a, and Eruvin […]

Honey and Mead: Podcast Episode #43

As we get ready to celebrate Rosh HaShanah, one can’t help but think of apples and honey. In the newest episode of the podcast and video series, we focus both on honey and, as you may expect, drinking fermented honey – mead. Speaking on bee honey is Rabbanit Amalia Haas, foundress of Bee Awesome, as […]

Kedem Wines

In the newest episode of the JewishDrinking.com podcast & video series, Gabriel Geller joins the show to discuss Kedem Wines, also known as the Royal Wine Corporation. Geller is the Royal Wine Corporation’s Director of Public Relations & Advertising, and speaks on the history of the company, including their creation of such popular wines as […]

Non-Wine Beverages During the Nine Days

Now that the nine days have begun, I have begun to see questions popping up in online spaces asking about various alcoholic beverages to be consumed from Rosh Hodesh Av through the 8th day of the month of Av (The Nine Days). One thing that is clear is what Rabbi Yosef Karo (1488-1575) wrote in his […]

Tip Top Proper Cocktails

Canned craft kosher cocktails? Yes – Tip Top Proper Cocktails, a company less than a year old, is producing a trio of classic cocktails, kosher-certified consumable in cans. The products it currently offers: Manhattan, Negroni, and Old-Fashioned.* Joining us to discuss both the company and its products Tip Top’s co-founder Neal Cohen, who also discusses […]

Which Whiskey Was Rav Moshe Referring To? [Iggerot Moshe YD 62-64]

Introduction In a trilogy of responsa from the spring of 1948, Rabbi Moshe Feinstein responds to Rabbi Pinchas Teitz regarding the permissibility of drinking blended whiskey that may have had had wine blended in to them (אגרות משה, יורה דעה סב-סד).1 What goes entirely unspecified is the origin/type of whiskey. Is it Scotch whisky? Could […]

Wine at Lifecycle Events

Wine is an ever-present fixture at Jewish lifecycle events, whether weddings, brit milah, and others – what’s going on with that? Joining the newest podcast episode is Rabbi Avi Finegold, who is the founder of The Jewish Learning Lab, as well as one of the hosts of the Spirits & Spirituality podcast.  

Introduction to Wine in Kabbalah

Wine and Kabbalah – those two topics sound like they go well together, don’t they? In the newest podcast & video episode, Dr. Vadim Putzu shares an introduction to the the meeting of these two matters. Dr. Putzu is an associate professor at Missouri State University whose doctoral dissertation, “Bottled Poetry/Quencher of Hopes: Wine as […]

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