Category: Beverages

Jews’ Involvement in the 18th Century Caribbean Rum Trade

The 30th episode of the JewishDrinking.com podcast and video show is now out! Featuring Professor Stanley Mirvis, whose book The Jews of Eighteenth-Century Jamaica: A Testamentary History of a Diaspora in Transition hits bookshelves today, this episode is on the involvement of Jews in the 18th century rum trade in the Caribbean. The audio and […]

Women and Biblical Beer-Brewing

Professor Jennie Ebeling, professor of archaeology at the University of Evansville has not only written Women’s Lives in Biblical Times, published by T&T Clark in 2010, but also co-authored, along with Professor Michael Homan, “Baking and Brewing Beer in the Israelite Household: A Study of Women’s Cooking Technology” in The World of Women in the […]

Buffalo Trace Releases Kosher-Certified Whiskies

A First For Buffalo Trace Buffalo Trace Distillery has released a trio of certified kosher whiskies for the company’s first time, utilizing the kosher supervision of the Chicago Rabbinical Council (cRc-Kosher). This may also be the first time a Bourbon has advertised its kosher status on its label. Buffalo Trace began working with cRc in […]

How Beer Became Acceptable for Havdallah in the Babylonian Talmud

You can only use wine for Havdallah, right? That’s what the Talmudic rabbis thought…until a certain story happened. And then beer became legitimate to use for this ritual. Featuring Professor Jordan Rosenblum, the Belzer Professor of Classical Judaism, the Max and Frieda Weinstein-Bascom Professor of Jewish Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and Chair of […]

Demons and the Four Cups of Wine at the Passover Seder

The 25th episode of the podcast/video series is now out! Featuring Rabbi Alana Suskin, the co-founder and co-director of the Pomegranate Initiative, as well as a senior editor at JewSchool.com, we discuss the susceptibility to demons of the four cups of wine at the Passover Seder, according to the discussion of the rabbis in the […]

Manischewitz Wine, Kedem Wine, and More

What’s the story with Manischewitz wine? To answer this question, the most recent Jewish Drinking podcast episode had Professor Roger Horowitz on to share his research into Manischewitz wine’s history, as well as how Kedem wine came on to the kosher wine scene in America and affected the market. If you’re interested in reading more […]

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 […]

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