This week’s Pshats for Shots parashah sheet for Parashat Vayeshev is now available.
The newest episode for JewishDrinking.com: The Show is now up, featuring Rabbi Ben Shefter, wherein we discuss “Drinking on Hanukah”. Here is the podcast episode: Here is the video episode: Related to our discussion is this text in the Shulhan Arukh (OH 670:2): ריבוי הסעודות שמרבים בהם הם סעודות הרשות שלא קבעום למשתה ושמחה Increasing […]
We read of Pharoah’s drink-purveyor and baker as sinning to land themselves in prison in this week’s parashah: “חָֽטְא֛וּ מַשְׁקֵ֥ה מֶֽלֶךְ־מִצְרַ֖יִם וְהָאֹפֶ֑ה לַאֲדֹנֵיהֶ֖ם לְמֶ֥לֶךְ מִצְרָֽיִם the drinks-purveyor of the king of Egypt and the baker sinned to their lord, to the king of Egypt” (Gen. 40.1). What did they do to land themselves in prison? […]
This week’s Pshats for Shots parashah sheet for Parashat Vayishlah is now available.
For those of you interested in last week’s “Wine in the Mishnah” episode with Rabbi Dr. Avraham Walfish, I have now separated out four distinct videos for your viewing pleasure on Wine in Mishnah Berakhot, Wine in Mishnah Berakhot chapter 8, Wine in Mishnah Sanhedrin chapter 8, and Wine in Mishnah Pesahim, which are also […]
We read of Ya’akov setting-up a מצבה stone-pillar towards the beginning of last week’s parashah (Gen. 28.18), as well as later on in the parashah (Gen. 31.51-52). In this week’s parashah, we see him doing so a third time, yet he introduces an innovation into his stone-pillar setting-up: “וַיַּצֵּב יַעֲקֹב מַצֵּבָה, בַּמָּקוֹם אֲשֶׁר-דִּבֶּר אִתּוֹ–מַצֶּבֶת אָבֶן; […]
Check out this week’s Pshats for Shots parashah sheet for Parashat Vayezei!
The newest episode of our weekly podcast/video series is now available: “Wine in the Mishnah” features an overview of the term יין/wine in the Mishnah, with guest Rabbi Dr. Avraham Walfish. Rabbi Dr. Walfish’s recent book Mishnaic Tapestries – Tractate Berakhot/מרבדי משנה – פרקי ברכות: עיון ספרותי ורעיוני במשנת ברכות (which is available for purchase […]
Check out this week’s Pshats for Shots Parashah Sheet for Parashat Toledot!
Check out this week’s Pshats for Shots Parashah Sheet for Parashat Hayey Sarah – in addition to a drinking halakhah and d’var Torah, there is also – for the first-time ever, a bottle of the week!