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Maimonides on Kiddush and Havdallah

In the 66th episode of The Jewish Drinking Show, Rabbi Dan Margulies joins Rabbi Drew Kaplan in a discussion on Maimonides’ views on Kiddush and Havdallah for Shabbat. Guest Bio Rabbi Dan Margulies is currently on the high school Judaics faculty of the Berman Hebrew Academy. He was formerly rabbi of The Riverdale Minyan, formerly […]

April & May 2021 Tentative Schedule for The Jewish Drinking Show

With four episodes published leading up to Passover now available (“Why Four Cups in Rabbinic Literature?”, “Women And The Four Cups Of Wine At The Passover Seder”, “The Origin Of Dropping Wine At The Passover Seder”, and “Distilleries Selling Their Hametz”), it is time to look ahead to beyond Passover. Here is the tentative schedule […]

Distilleries Selling Their Hametz

Introduction For the 65th episode of The Jewish Drinking Show, Rabbi Chaim Litvin returns to the show to discuss distilleries selling their chametz for Passover. Guest Bio Rabbi Litvin is a Chabad rabbi based out of Louisville, Kentucky. Rabbi Litvin provides kosher supervision to distilleries in Kentucky, and received the moniker “Bourbon Rabbi” from this […]

The Origin of Dropping Wine at the Passover Seder

Introduction One of the interesting practices that takes place at the Passover Seder is the dropping out of wine at certain points. In the 64th episode of The Jewish Drinking Show, Rabbi Professor Zev Farber joins Rabbi Drew Kaplan in discussing the origin of this practice. Guest Bio Rabbi Dr. Zev Farber is the Senior […]

Women and the Four Cups of Wine at the Passover Seder

Introduction The 63rd episode of The Jewish Drinking Show features Miriam Gedweiser in conversation with Rabbi Drew Kaplan about the Talmudic inclusion of women for the four cups of wine at the Passover Seder. Guest Bio Miriam Gedwiser teaches Talmud and Tanach at the Ramaz Upper School and is on the faculty of Drisha. Miriam […]

Why Four Cups in Rabbinic Literature?

Episode Introduction Why did the rabbis institute a minimum of four cups of wine at the Passover Seder? In the 62nd episode of The Jewish Drinking Show, Rabbi David Polsky and Rabbi Drew Kaplan discuss what the rabbis in the Mishnah and both Talmuds have to say about why we have this minimum. Guest Bio Rabbi […]

Medieval Jewish Legal Authorities (Rishonim) on Purim-Drunkenness

Introduction With Purim taking place at the end of this week, drinking on Purim is curiously an interesting topic of discussion. With the Talmudic statement to get drunk on Purim (for more on this topic in the Talmud, see this episode featuring Prof. Jordan Rosenblum), how do the medieval Jewish legal authorities deal with this […]

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