Category: Post-Talmudic Halakhic Literature

The Response to Honey in Kosher Wine in Medieval Provence [clip from episode #115]

In this clip from the 115th episode of The Jewish Drinking Show, Dr. Pinchas Roth discusses the harsh response for Provençal rabbis to Maimonides’ suggestion that adding honey to Jewish wine prevents it from becoming vulnerable to gentile touch, thereby rendering it unfit for Jewish consumption:

Kosher Wine in Medieval Provence, featuring Dr. Pinchas Roth [The Jewish Drinking Show Episode #115]

One of the trickiest aspects when it comes to kosher wine and Judaism is when it comes up against gentile touch. While we can talk about it broadly from the Mishnah (& Tosefta) and throughout the Talmud, and we have even discussed it broadly when it comes to Medieval rabbis on the topic, how was […]

Rabbi David HaLevi “TaZ” Segal’s Novel Opinion on Purim-Drinking

In this clip from the 94th episode of The Jewish Drinking Show, Rabbi David Fried and Rabbi Drew Kaplan discuss Rabbi David HaLevi “TaZ” Segal‘s novel opinion on Purim-drinking: This clips is also available on LinkedIn, Facebook, and Instagram.

16th-17th Century Rabbis on Purim-Drinking (Early Aharonim), featuring Rabbi David Fried [Episode 94]

With Purim on the horizon, it’s time to discuss Purim-drinking! Specifically, how have various rabbis discussed this matter? Having discussed medieval rabbis’ normative writings previously on The Jewish Drinking Show, I’m excited to welcome back Rabbi David Fried to discuss significant rabbinic normative writings in the 16th-17th centuries on this matter. Rabbi Fried teaches Judaics at […]

“Beer is Man’s Life”: TaZ on Hadash, Featuring Rabbi Ezra Goldschmiedt – The Jewish Drinking Show, Episode #91

How important was beer to 17th century Jews? Apparently, more significant than you or I might guess. In fact, one 17th century rabbi argued that it was significant enough to create a leniency to a Biblical commandment in certain circumstances. In a comment to Rabbi Moses Isserles’ gloss on Shulhan Arukh YD 293:3, Rabbi David HaLevi […]

Clips from Episode #90 on Music and Drinking, featuring Rabbi Daniel Isaac

If you’re curious about the latest episode of The Jewish Drinking Show, featuring Rabbi Daniel Isaac discussing Rav Hai Gaon’s writings on music at drinking parties, you are welcome to check out these clips from the episode. In addition to three video clips, there is also a deleted scene herein, as well: Rav Hai Gaon’s opinions […]

Rav Hai Gaon on Music in the Drinking House, featuring Rabbi Daniel Isaac – The Jewish Drinking Show, episode #90

Music and drinking – two things that we often find go together really well. Yet, Rav Hai Gaon found music in the drinking house to be a problematic matter, which would have lasting consequences. Discussing a couple of rabbinic responsa of Rav Hai Gaon’s is Rabbi Daniel Isaac, who is currently completing his PhD (his […]

Video Clips from the Professor Marc Shapiro Episode

Interested in checking out a couple of clips from the 84th episode of The Jewish Drinking Show, featuring Professor Marc Shapiro? You’re in luck! Here are clips on the censorship of Rabbi Moshe Isserles’ gentile wine responsum and on Italian rabbis permitting the consumption of gentile wine:

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