Category: Holidays and Festivals

The Origin of the “Diminishing Our Joy” Explanation for Dropping Wine at the Passover Seder [Video Clip]

In this clip from the 153rd episode of The Jewish Drinking Show, Rabbi Dr. Zvi Ron discusses the origin of the “Diminishing our joy” explanation for dropping wine at the Passover Seder:

Considering a Recent Explanation of Dropping Wine at the Passover Seder with Rabbi Dr. Zvi Ron [The Jewish Drinking Show episode 153]

Introduction Having previously published an episode on the origin of dropping out wine during the Passover Seder a few years ago, the newest episode of The Jewish Drinking Show explores a relatively recent explanation of this practice which sharply departs from its medieval explanations. Based off of his article “Spilling Wine While Reciting the Plagues to Diminish […]

List of Kosher For Passover Tequilas 2024

The Greater Phoenix Va’ad HaKashruth has released its annual list of kosher for Passover tequilas (see p. 7), noting that these are silver/blanco-only tequilas, silver/blanco mezcals, and sotols, “even when KFP status is not indicated on the bottle”. This list is organized by manufacturer and comes to them courtesy of Supervisores en Calidad Kosher: Tequilas PATRON SPIRITS MÉXICO, […]

Two Twentieth Century Rabbis on Purim-Drinking: Rabbi Kook & Rabbi Hutner, featuring Rabbi David Fried [The Jewish Drinking Show ep. 152]

Intro Having discussed rabbis’ normative writings previously on The Jewish Drinking Show throughout numerous centuries, I’m excited to welcome back Rabbi David Fried to discuss the views of a couple of 20th century rabbis on the matter. In this episode, we discuss a writing of Rabbi Abraham Isaac Kook‘s (1865-1935) and one of Rabbi Yitzchak […]

The Purim Katan Episode [The Jewish Drinking Show, ep. 151]

With the 14th of the first Adar coming up in just a few days, how is this day to be celebrated? After all, it is still kind of like Purim. Indeed, it has become known as Purim Katan – the little Purim. The newest episode of The Jewish Drinking Show focusses on exactly this topic. […]

Hanukah-Drinking in Halakhah [video clip]

In this clip from the Hanukah episode of The Jewish Drinking Show, Rabbi Ben Shefter and Rabbi Drew Kaplan discuss drinking on Hanukah in a few halakhic texts: The texts of our discussion are this text in the Shulhan Arukh (OH 670:2): ריבוי הסעודות שמרבים בהם הם סעודות הרשות שלא קבעום למשתה ושמחה Increasing meals which […]

Creating Barrel-Aged Kosher-for-Passover Products [Video Clip]

In this clip from the 147th episode of The Jewish Drinking Show, Ami & Larissa Nahari of The River Wine discuss the creation of their first-to-market certified kosher-for-Passover products of both Anoche reposado tequila and Ethan’s Reserve sorghum whiskey:

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