With Purim on the horizon, it’s time to discuss Purim-drinking! Specifically, how have various rabbis discussed this matter? Having discussed medieval rabbis’ normative writings previously on The Jewish Drinking Show, I’m excited to welcome back Rabbi David Fried to discuss significant rabbinic normative writings in the 16th-17th centuries on this matter.
Rabbi Fried teaches Judaics at the upper school of the New England Jewish Academy. He is also an editor and frequent contributor at The Lehrhaus. He lives in West Hartford, CT, with his wife Molly and their two sons, Elchanan and Saadia. He earned his rabbinic ordination from YCT Rabbinical School.
Rabbinic opinions we discuss are Rabbi Yosef Karo (1488-1575), Rabbi Moshe Isserles (1530-1572), Rabbi Mordechai Yoffe (1530-1612), Rabbi Yoel Sirkis (1561-1640), Rabbi David ha-Levi Segal (1586-1667), Rabbi Abraham Gombiner (1635-1682), Rabbi Eliyahu Spira (1660–1712), and Rabbi Hezekiah da Silva (1659–1698).