Music and drinking – two things that we often find go together really well. Yet, Rav Hai Gaon found music in the drinking house to be a problematic matter, which would have lasting consequences.
Discussing a couple of rabbinic responsa of Rav Hai Gaon’s is Rabbi Daniel Isaac, who is currently completing his PhD (his dissertation is already submitted).
The episode is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Buzzsprout, or wherever you listen to podcasts, as well as in video format below (and clips from the episode are available here):
Our conversation is based, in part, off of Don Harrán’s “What Does Halakhah Say about Music? Two Early Rabbinic Writings on Music by Hai b. Sherira”
, Hebrew Union College Annual
, vol. 84-85 (2013-2014): 49-87.