Category: Podcast

Angels and Asparagus: Discussing a Curious Talmudic Beverage

Introduction The 57th episode of The Jewish Drinking Show features a discussion on angels and…asparagus. Featuring Prof. Mika Ahuvia, whose research includes her doctoral dissertation, “Israel Among the Angels: A Study of Angels in Jewish Texts from the Fourth to Eighth Century CE” (Princeton, 2014), so she is well-situated to discuss the curious intersection of angels […]

Praying Under the Influence (& Providing Halakhic Guidance) featuring Rabbi David Polsky [Episode #56 of The Jewish Drinking Show Episode]

First time guest Rabbi David Polsky joins the 56th episode of The Jewish Drinking Show to discuss both providing halakhic guidance as well as praying under the influence of alcohol in Rabbinic literature. The episode is available both in video and in podcast forms. Here is the video episode: Here is the podcast episode:

The Rabbinic Drinking House (בית משתה) in the Mishnah and Tosefta

What is the Rabbinic drinking house? Joining the 55th episode of The Jewish Drinking Show is Professor Jordan Rosenblum to discuss the phrase בית משתה in the Mishnah and the Tosefta with host Rabbi Drew Kaplan. Professor Rosenblum is the Belzer Professor of Classical Judaism, the Max and Frieda Weinstein-Bascom Professor of Jewish Studies at […]

Beer and Whiskey in Wine Containers That Previously Contained Gentile Wine

For the 53rd episode of The Jewish Drinking Show, Joshua Schwartz joins the show in discussing beer, whiskey, and other beverages in containers that previously contained gentile wine. The co-creator of the world’s first art bentscher, Seder Oneg Shabbas, and editor of the first-ever Talmudic graphic novel, The Illustrated Pirkei Avot, Joshua Schwartz serves as […]

Schedule for Jewish drinking show for rest of November as well as December 2020 and January 2021

here is the schedule for upcoming episodes of The Jewish Drinking Show for the remainder of November 2020, as well as for December 2020 and January 2021 (with a break from mid-December through mid-January): November 24, 2020 – Joshua Schwartz – Beer & Whiskey in Barrels That Had Previously Contained Gentile Wine December 1, 2020 […]

The Bourbon Rabbi

The 52nd episode of The Jewish Drinking Show is now out, featuring Rabbi Chaim Litvin, the Bourbon Rabbi. A Chabad rabbi based out of Louisville, Kentucky, Rabbi Litvin provides kosher supervision to distilleries in Kentucky. He received the moniker “Bourbon Rabbi” from this Wall Street Journal article he referenced. Here is his Instagram account, YouTube […]

Discussing Non-Wine Beverages for Kiddush & Havdallah in Post-Talmudic Literature

Returning to JewishDrinking.com’s podcast & video series is Professor Joshua Kulp, who discusses non-wine beverages for Kiddush and Havdallah in Post-Talmudic Halakhah. For a more in-depth discussion on the Talmudic background of this discussion, check out the episode on “How Beer Became Acceptable For Havdallah In The Babylonian Talmud” featuring Professor Jordan Rosenblum. Dr. Kulp, […]

Lot, Lot’s Daughters, and Wine, featuring Aliza Lipkin

For the 50th episode of the JewishDrinking.com video and podcast show, Aliza Lipkin joins with host Rabbi Drew Kaplan to discuss Lot, Lot’s daughters, and wine. Aliza Lipkin writes and teaches in Israel, as well as creating weekly videos on the Torah portion for the past three years on her YouTube channel. Here is the […]

Lot and His Daughters’ Drinking Episode in the Midrash (Bereshit Rabbah)

For the 49th episode of the JewishDrinking.com podcast/video series, Rabbi Josh Yuter join the show in discussing midrashim on the drunken incident involving Lot and his daughters in Genesis chapter 19 with show host Rabbi Drew Kaplan. Rabbi Yuter recently returned to podcasting, having relaunched his new podcast What’s the Point of the Midrash?, exploring […]

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