Wine in Ben Sira – The Jewish Drinking Show Ep. #58 with Professor Michael Satlow

Introduction The 58th episode of The Jewish Drinking Show is now published on Wine in Ben Sira, featuring Professor Michael Satlow. Guest Biography Professor Satlow is a professor of religious studies and Judaic studies at Brown University. His research focuses on the social and religious history of Jews and Judaism in antiquity, and broader research interests […]

Angels and Asparagus: Discussing a Curious Talmudic Beverage

Introduction The 57th episode of The Jewish Drinking Show features a discussion on angels and…asparagus. Featuring Prof. Mika Ahuvia, whose research includes her doctoral dissertation, “Israel Among the Angels: A Study of Angels in Jewish Texts from the Fourth to Eighth Century CE” (Princeton, 2014), so she is well-situated to discuss the curious intersection of angels […]

Kosher Food & Wine Experience Going Virtual for 2021

With sold-to-capacity online crowds, the annual Kosher Food & Wine Experience (KFWE) is among the hottest tickets in the kosher culinary world. These massive events which have taken place in pre-pandemic times in New York, California, Israel, Miami, and London have attracted thousands of restaurateurs, chefs, caterers, and foodies who wait all year to sample […]

Upcoming Episodes of The Jewish Drinking Show Through the End of February 2021

Following-up on November’s post about upcoming episodes of The Jewish Drinking Show, here is a list of upcoming episodes through the end of February 2021: January 26, 2021 – Angels & Asparagus – Prof. Mika Ahuvia February 2, 2021 – Wine in Ben Sira – Prof. Michael Satlow February 9, 2021 – A Kabbalistic Approach […]

Praying Under the Influence (& Providing Halakhic Guidance) featuring Rabbi David Polsky [Episode #56 of The Jewish Drinking Show Episode]

First time guest Rabbi David Polsky joins the 56th episode of The Jewish Drinking Show to discuss both providing halakhic guidance as well as praying under the influence of alcohol in Rabbinic literature. The episode is available both in video and in podcast forms. Here is the video episode: Here is the podcast episode:

Stats for The Jewish Drinking Show in the First 16 Months

I frequently get asked, “How many people listen to The Jewish Drinking Show?” and I have consistently been unable to answer them. So, with the recent month hiatus in publishing the show, I realized it would be an excellent opportunity to look at the numbers before resuming publishing new episodes tomorrow. For those less familiar with […]

The Rabbinic Drinking House (בית משתה) in the Mishnah and Tosefta

What is the Rabbinic drinking house? Joining the 55th episode of The Jewish Drinking Show is Professor Jordan Rosenblum to discuss the phrase בית משתה in the Mishnah and the Tosefta with host Rabbi Drew Kaplan. Professor Rosenblum is the Belzer Professor of Classical Judaism, the Max and Frieda Weinstein-Bascom Professor of Jewish Studies at […]

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