Alcoholism in the Jewish Community – Podcast Episode #48

In the newest episode of the JewishDrinking.com Show, Rabbi Andie Cosnowsky, senior rabbi of Congregation Etz Chaim in Lombard, Illinois, discusses alcoholism and alcohol abuse in the Jewish community. Originally from New York, Rabbi Cosnowsky moved to Nashville, TN after college, then went to Cincinnati, Ohio to attend rabbinical school in 1999, finishing in 2005. […]

A Significant Rabbinic Discussion on Wine & Drinking: Eruvin 64-65

One of the lengthier discussions on wine and drinking in rabbinic literature occurs in the Babylonian Talmud on Eruvin 64-65, which happens to also be the pages of the current Daf Yomi cycle for today and tomorrow. Enjoy this introductory overview of the drinking texts on pages Eruvin 64a, Eruvin 64b, Eruvin 65a, and Eruvin […]

The Farbrengen Episode

As previously mentioned, the fourth and final podcast & video episode of September 2020 is on Farbrengens. A common practice of Lubavitcher Hasidim (also known as Chabad), Farbrengens are a gathering of Chabad Hasidim, which involves drinking. Returning to the show is Rabbi Eli Simpson, who has previously appeared on the show discussing Drinking in […]

The Kiddush Club Episode

The 45th podcast/video episode of the JewishDrinking.com Show is now out! Featuring Rabbi Avi Finegold, this episode is all about Kiddush Clubs. Here is the video of the episode: Here is the podcast of the episode: Towards the end of the episode, Rabbi Finegold mentions this post from The Seforim Blog on “Jews, Drinking & […]

Episode #44 – Drinking During the Ten Days of Repentance: An Introduction

The 44th episode in the JewishDrinking.com podcast/video series is now out. In this episode, “Drinking During the Ten Days of Repentance: An Introduction”, Rabbi Drew Kaplan leads an introductory overview of Jewish practices of drinking during the Jewish season of the High Holidays (ימים נוראים), also known as the Ten Days of Repentance (עשרת ימי […]

Honey and Mead: Podcast Episode #43

As we get ready to celebrate Rosh HaShanah, one can’t help but think of apples and honey. In the newest episode of the podcast and video series, we focus both on honey and, as you may expect, drinking fermented honey – mead. Speaking on bee honey is Rabbanit Amalia Haas, foundress of Bee Awesome, as […]

Daytime Kiddush: An Introduction

Introduction The regality and pageantry that accompanies the Friday night kiddush (sanctification) is a glorious and enjoyable way to enter in and celebrate Shabbat, demarcating it as a special sanctuary in time. However, in addition to this initiating kiddush, there is another kiddush on Shabbat.  “The Great Sanctification” This daytime kiddush’s name is called Kiddusha […]

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