Category: The Jewish Drinking Show

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 […]

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 […]

Wine at Bris Milah

What’s the deal with wine at a bris milah ceremony? While wine comes up at many Jewish lifecycle events, what is it specifically about wine at bris milah ceremonies and how does it work?   Certified mohel Rabbi Hayim Leiter joins the show to discuss wine during the bris milah ceremony. Guest Bio Rabbi Hayim Leiter […]

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