Tag: Passover

Considering a Recent Explanation of Dropping Wine at the Passover Seder with Rabbi Dr. Zvi Ron [The Jewish Drinking Show episode 153]

Introduction Having previously published an episode on the origin of dropping out wine during the Passover Seder a few years ago, the newest episode of The Jewish Drinking Show explores a relatively recent explanation of this practice which sharply departs from its medieval explanations. Based off of his article “Spilling Wine While Reciting the Plagues to Diminish […]

What to Drink at the Seder During the Holocaust? [Video Clip]

In this clip from the 131st episode of The Jewish Drinking Show, Professor Samuel Levine shares about Rabbi Ephraim Oshry’s rabbinic responsum on what Jews in the Kovno Ghetto could use for their four cups at the Passover Seder:

Four Cups and the Holocaust, featuring Professor Samuel Levine [Episode #131 of The Jewish Drinking Show]

Introduction While the Passover Seder is a celebration of the freedom of our Jewish ancestors from Egyptian slavery and becoming a nation, it is hard to picture this in terms of what the experience of being in the Holocaust, as it was very much not an experience of freedom. Moreover, a cornerstone of the Passover […]

The Innovation of Ḥametz-Selling and Its Aftermath, featuring Dan Rabinowitz [The Jewish Drinking Show Episode #130]

Intro Having previously published episode #24 of The Jewish Drinking Show on “Whiskey As the Catalyst for the Selling of Chametz, the 130th episode of The Jewish Drinking Show delves more deeply into this topic, for which we are excited to have Dan Rabinowitz on the show to discuss this topic. Biography of Guest In […]

Four Cups at the Seder and Consciousness, featuring Rabbi Zac Kamenetz [The Jewish Drinking Show, episode #129]

Introduction With Passover only a couple of weeks away, including the four cups minimum of wine at the Passover Seder, how has the transformative experience of alcohol-consumption been considered in the Jewish tradition? To share a teaching of Rabbi Nachman of Breslov (1772-1810), as written by Rabbi Nathan Sternhartz (1780-1844), on this topic is Rabbi […]

Demons and the Four Cups of Wine at the Passover Seder [Redux] featuring Professor Sara Ronis

With Passover arriving at the end of this week, it’s a great time to revisit the Talmudic concern of demons when consuming an even number of cups of wine. Having previously discussed this topic on episode 25 of The Jewish Drinking Show, I am excited to revisit this topic with Professor Sara Ronis, whose forthcoming […]

Wine in Medieval Haggadah Art

It’s hard to ignore the role of wine during the Passover Seder. It’s also hard to ignore the haggadah at a Passover Seder. So what about wine in the Passover Haggadah? To discuss wine in Medieval Haggadah Art is Professor Marc Michael Epstein. Professor Epstein is the Professor of Religion on the Mattie M. Paschall […]

Kosher for Passover Spirits, Liqueurs, and Cocktails 2022

If you have been wondering this Passover what is there to drink besides wine, someone has put together a list for kosher spirits, liqueurs, and more. In addition to kosher for Passover tequilas (and mezcals & sotols), Leibel Khazanovich of Barshtender has put updated his list of certified kosher for Passover spirits, liqueurs, and more. […]

Kosher for Passover Spirits, Liqueurs, and Cocktails

If you have been wondering this Passover what is there to drink besides wine, someone has put together a list for kosher spirits and liqueurs. In addition to kosher for Passover tequilas (and mezcals & sotols), Leibel Khazanovich has put together a list of certified kosher for Passover spirits, liqueurs, and more. The list includes […]

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