Category: Video

Miriam’s Well

On the newest podcast & video episode of the JewishDrinking.com Show, Maharat Ruth Balinsky-Friedman joins the show to discuss Miriam’s Well. Maharat Ruth Balinsky-Friedman is the associate rabbi at Ohev Sholom – The National Synagogue®, and also hosts a weekly podcast “Life Imitates Torah”. While the topic of Miriam’s Well might be surprising for listeners […]

Wine at Lifecycle Events

Wine is an ever-present fixture at Jewish lifecycle events, whether weddings, brit milah, and others – what’s going on with that? Joining the newest podcast episode is Rabbi Avi Finegold, who is the founder of The Jewish Learning Lab, as well as one of the hosts of the Spirits & Spirituality podcast.  

Introduction to Wine in Kabbalah

Wine and Kabbalah – those two topics sound like they go well together, don’t they? In the newest podcast & video episode, Dr. Vadim Putzu shares an introduction to the the meeting of these two matters. Dr. Putzu is an associate professor at Missouri State University whose doctoral dissertation, “Bottled Poetry/Quencher of Hopes: Wine as […]

An Introductory Overview to Jewish Drinking Through The Ages

The newest podcast episode is now up, featuring Joel Haber in our discussion on “An Introductory Overview to Jewish Drinking Through The Ages”. Mr. Haber has been working on “The Taste of Jewish Culture”, a project on Jewish food through the ages (you can also check out the project’s Facebook page). Through this project, Mr. […]

Jews’ Involvement in the 18th Century Caribbean Rum Trade

The 30th episode of the JewishDrinking.com podcast and video show is now out! Featuring Professor Stanley Mirvis, whose book The Jews of Eighteenth-Century Jamaica: A Testamentary History of a Diaspora in Transition hits bookshelves today, this episode is on the involvement of Jews in the 18th century rum trade in the Caribbean. The audio and […]

What a Third Century Mosaic in Sepphoris Can Tell Us About Jewish Drinking Attitudes in the Third Century

The newest podcast and video episode for JewishDrinking.com features Professor Loren Spielman, an associate professor at Portland State University. In this episode, Professor Spielman discusses a third century mosaic in Sepphoris (ציפורי), a town in the Galilee, where rabbis involved with Rabbinic Literature lived and traveled. The episode is available in both podcast and video […]

Women and Biblical Beer-Brewing

Professor Jennie Ebeling, professor of archaeology at the University of Evansville has not only written Women’s Lives in Biblical Times, published by T&T Clark in 2010, but also co-authored, along with Professor Michael Homan, “Baking and Brewing Beer in the Israelite Household: A Study of Women’s Cooking Technology” in The World of Women in the […]

How Beer Became Acceptable for Havdallah in the Babylonian Talmud

You can only use wine for Havdallah, right? That’s what the Talmudic rabbis thought…until a certain story happened. And then beer became legitimate to use for this ritual. Featuring Professor Jordan Rosenblum, the Belzer Professor of Classical Judaism, the Max and Frieda Weinstein-Bascom Professor of Jewish Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and Chair of […]

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