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The Jews and Booze Facebook Group

Introduction Having come across a Facebook group dedicated to Jews and Booze, I was pleasantly surprised to see a group discussing a topic near and dear to my heart, so I was glad to have the founder of the group as the guest for the 77th episode of The Jewish Drinking Show. Guest Bio For […]

The Kamtza and Bar Kamtza Episode

The 76th episode of The Jewish Drinking Show features first-time guest, Rabbi Noah Ferro. Rabbi Ferro is the head rabbi at Northern Hills Synagogue-Congregation B’nai Avraham in Cincinnati, and is a 2017 ordinee of Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion. Rabbi Ferro is joined by the host of The Jewish Drinking Show, Rabbi Drew Kaplan, […]

The Ammonite Wine Midrash, featuring Rabbi Reuven Chaim Klein

There is a midrash (rabbinic narrative expansion) involving something known as “Ammonite wine”, which expands upon the incident in Numbers 25:1-3. To discuss this midrash, which can be found in various rabbinic texts, The Jewish Drinking Show welcomes first-time guest Rabbi Reuven Chaim Klein. Rabbi Klein has published Lashon HaKodesh: History, Holiness, & Hebrew, as well as the article […]

Pre-Pandemic Liquor Sales, featuring Mendy Mark

How has the pandemic affected liquor sales, especially at a kosher liquor store? Joining The Jewish Drinking Show for the first time is Mendy Mark, the manager at FillerUP Wines in Teaneck, NJ. As a note, while putting this episode together, I realized that there was a lot of content here, so I split out […]

Psalms 104:15 in the Babylonian Talmud featuring Professor AJ Berkovitz

Intro An intriguing verse appears in the book of Psalms: “וְיַ֤יִן ׀ יְשַׂמַּ֬ח לְֽבַב־אֱנ֗וֹשׁ wine cheers the hearts of men” (Psalm 104:15), which is a felicitous Biblical expression, although how do the rabbis of the Babylonian Talmud use it? For the 73rd episode of The Jewish Drinking Show, Professor AJ Berkovitz joins the show to discuss […]

The Wine Festival in the Dead Sea Scrolls

The Dead Sea Scrolls have been noticeably absent up until now for The Jewish Drinking Show. To remedy this situation, the 72nd episode of the show centers on a wine festival in the Dead Sea Scrolls. Featuring Professor Marvin Sweeney, this episode is on the wine festival in The Temple Scroll. Guest Bio Prof. Marvin A. […]

Gentile Libation Wine (יין נסך) in the Mishnah and Tosefta

Intro A topic that has significantly affected the discourse concerning gentile wine in Judaism from antiquity and up through the present day is that of יין נסך – gentile libation wine. It receives significant treatment in early rabbinic literature, such as the Mishnah and Tosefta of Avodah Zarah. To discuss this issue for the 71st episode […]

Maharal of Prague on Jewish & Gentile Wine

Intro The 70th episode of The Jewish Drinking Show features Rabbi Michael Bernstein sharing some insights on Jewish and gentile wine from the writing of Maharal of Prague. Guest Bio Rabbi Michael Bernstein is, amongst other things, the rabbi for Gesher L’Torah in Georgia. Episode The episode is available in both audio and video formats […]

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