Two Twentieth Century Rabbis on Purim-Drinking: Rabbi Kook & Rabbi Hutner, featuring Rabbi David Fried [The Jewish Drinking Show ep. 152]

Having discussed rabbis’ normative writings previously on The Jewish Drinking Show throughout numerous centuries, I’m excited to welcome back Rabbi David Fried to discuss the views of a couple of 20th century rabbis on the matter. In this episode, we discuss a writing of Rabbi Abraham Isaac Kook‘s (1865-1935) and one of Rabbi Yitzchak Hutner‘s (1906-1980).

Biography of Guest
Rabbi Fried teaches Judaic Studies at the Upper School of The Ramaz School. He is also an editor and frequent contributor at The Lehrhaus. He lives in New Jersey with his wife Molly and their three sons, Elchanan, Saadia, and Aharon. He earned his rabbinic ordination from YCT Rabbinical School.

In addition to being available below in video format, the episode is also available in podcast format on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or wherever else you prefer listening to podcasts:

Previous Episodes with Rabbi Fried
If you’re curious to check out previous episodes featuring Rabbi Fried on Purim-drinking, they are available here:

Discussion Sources
Here are the sources we used for the material under discussion.

Time Stamps
0:00 Welcome
1:40 Introduction to Rabbi David Fried
2:03 Why did Rabbi Fried choose Rabbi Kook?
2:55 Brief Bio of Rabbi Kook
4:01 More on why Rabbi Fried chose this Rabbi Kook piece
4:53 Discussing Rabbi Kook’s שו”ת אורח משפט או”ח סימן קמו on Purim-drinking
17:02 Why did Rabbi Fried choose this text by Rabbi Hutner?
17:44 Brief Bio of Rabbi Hutner
19:42 Discussing Rabbi Hutner’s פחד יצחק ענין ו on Purim-drinking
32:39 Broader discussion of 20th century rabbis on Purim-drinking
34:40 Wrapping-up
35:07 Thank you & L’chaim

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