Yalta’s Wine-Destroying

On the newest release amongst the podcast/video episodes, Alieza Salzberg Yizhar joins the show to discuss a particular incident in the Talmud where Yalta destroys 400 jugs of wine (see below for text from the Babylonian Talmud on this incident). She teaches Talmud at the Conservative Yeshiva and courses in Jewish History and Literature at […]

Drinking During The Nine Days

For the 40th episode in the JewishDrinking podcast/video series, this episode is something different: a live Zoom discussion with whomever wanted to show up. Having only posted about this opportunity yesterday and shockingly getting a few people to join in, it was an enjoyable discussion on drinking during “The Nine Days”, from Rosh Chodesh Av […]

Non-Wine Beverages During the Nine Days

Now that the nine days have begun, I have begun to see questions popping up in online spaces asking about various alcoholic beverages to be consumed from Rosh Hodesh Av through the 8th day of the month of Av (The Nine Days). One thing that is clear is what Rabbi Yosef Karo (1488-1575) wrote in his […]

Tip Top Proper Cocktails

Canned craft kosher cocktails? Yes – Tip Top Proper Cocktails, a company less than a year old, is producing a trio of classic cocktails, kosher-certified consumable in cans. The products it currently offers: Manhattan, Negroni, and Old-Fashioned.* Joining us to discuss both the company and its products Tip Top’s co-founder Neal Cohen, who also discusses […]

The Libation Episode

A recent fascination of mine here at Jewish Drinking has been libations, which first arose in my mind in December as related to Jewish drinking interests, and it’s been something that’s quite curious to me increasingly ever since. To discuss this topic for the newest podcast episode is Rabbi Dr. Shlomo Zuckier, who was not […]

Which Whiskey Was Rav Moshe Referring To? [Iggerot Moshe YD 62-64]

Introduction In a trilogy of responsa from the spring of 1948, Rabbi Moshe Feinstein responds to Rabbi Pinchas Teitz regarding the permissibility of drinking blended whiskey that may have had had wine blended in to them (אגרות משה, יורה דעה סב-סד).1 What goes entirely unspecified is the origin/type of whiskey. Is it Scotch whisky? Could […]

Miriam’s Well

On the newest podcast & video episode of the JewishDrinking.com Show, Maharat Ruth Balinsky-Friedman joins the show to discuss Miriam’s Well. Maharat Ruth Balinsky-Friedman is the associate rabbi at Ohev Sholom – The National Synagogue®, and also hosts a weekly podcast “Life Imitates Torah”. While the topic of Miriam’s Well might be surprising for listeners […]

Wine at Lifecycle Events

Wine is an ever-present fixture at Jewish lifecycle events, whether weddings, brit milah, and others – what’s going on with that? Joining the newest podcast episode is Rabbi Avi Finegold, who is the founder of The Jewish Learning Lab, as well as one of the hosts of the Spirits & Spirituality podcast.  

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