One of the trickiest aspects when it comes to kosher wine and Judaism is when it comes up against gentile touch. While we can talk about it broadly from the Mishnah (& Tosefta) and throughout the Talmud, and we have even discussed it broadly when it comes to Medieval rabbis on the topic, how was it dealt with in specific regions? To discuss this topic for the 115th episode of The Jewish Drinking Show is Dr. Pinchas Roth.
Dr. Roth is an associate Professor in the Department of Talmud and Oral Law at Bar-Ilan University, currently serving as chair of the department (which is the world’s largest Talmud department). Having earned his BA from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, he earned his MA in medieval Jewish History from Yeshiva University, and his PhD from the Hebrew University, where he wrote his dissertation, “Later Provençal Sages – Jewish Law (Halakhah) and Rabbis in Southern France, 1215-1348”. He is the author of In This Land: Jewish Life and Legal Culture in Late Medieval Provence and co-edited Responsa of Rabbi Isaac ben Samuel of Dampierre: A Critical Edition.