Tag: podcast

Rava, Mordechai, and Purim-Drinking

With Purim right around the corner, it’s time to gear up for “the drinkingest day” on the Jewish calendar. To that end, this week’s podcast/video episode features a discussion with Rabbi Ayalon Eliach on the topic of the most famous statement related to Purim-drinking: “.אמר רבא: מיחייב איניש לבסומי בפוריא עד דלא ידע בין ארור […]

Drinking in Hasidic Thought

The newest episode for JewishDrinking.com: The Show is the very first guest episode not on Skype, with the guest and host both sharing the same camera screen! The “Drinking in Hasidic Thought” episode features guest Rabbi Eli Simpson, a maggid shiur at Yeshivas Lubavitch Cincinnati, and is available both in podcast form and video form:

Tu b’Shevat Cocktails and the Contemporary Cocktail Scene in Israel

With Tu b’Shevat coming up, the newest episode of JewishDrinking.com: The Show features Jay Rosen, who runs Sheik It Up, where he features various pictures, videos, and more, as well as an Instagram account on cocktails, especially using ingredients from the Middle East. Living in Israel, he shares with us about the contemporary cocktail scene in […]

Manischewitz Wine, Kedem Wine, and More

What’s the story with Manischewitz wine? To answer this question, the most recent Jewish Drinking podcast episode had Professor Roger Horowitz on to share his research into Manischewitz wine’s history, as well as how Kedem wine came on to the kosher wine scene in America and affected the market. If you’re interested in reading more […]

Rav Papa, The Talmud Bavli’s Beer Baron

The newest podcast (& video) episode is now out on “Rav Papa, The Talmud Bavli’s Beer Baron”, featuring Professor Jordan Rosenblum, the Belzer Professor of Classical Judaism at University of Wisconsin, whose book is hitting bookshelves today. The new book, Rabbinic Drinking: What Beverages Teach Us About Rabbinic Literature, is intended to introduce readers to […]

Kosher Craft Beer in the Late 2010s

In the latter half of the 2010s, as craft beer grew greatly in the United States, various kashrut concerns came with that growth, as various adjunct ingredients were added to beers. With the rise in questions regarding kashrut of beers, Rabbi Avrahom Pressburger created KosherCraftBeer.com to help kosher-keeping consumers informed on which beers in the […]

Jewish Tavernkeepers in 18th & 19th Century Poland, featuring Professor Glenn Dynner

The newest episode for JewishDrinking.com: The Show is now out: “Jewish Tavernkeepers in 18th & 19th Century Poland” featuring Professor Glenn Dynner, author of Yankel’s Tavern: Jews, Liquor, and Life in the Kingdom of Poland off of which the discussion in this episode is based. The podcast episode and video are below. For those used to watching […]

Wine in the Book of Judith

Following-up on the previous episode of Drinking on Hanukah in which the story of Judith arises in the Shulhan Arukh, this episode features Professor Caryn Tamber-Rosenau in discussing wine in the apocryphal book of Judith. Prof. Tamber-Rosenau has written extensively on the book of Judith in her book Women in Drag: Gender and Performance in […]

Drinking on Hanukah

The newest episode for JewishDrinking.com: The Show is now up, featuring Rabbi Ben Shefter, wherein we discuss “Drinking on Hanukah”. Here is the podcast episode:   Here is the video episode: Related to our discussion is this text in the Shulhan Arukh (OH 670:2): ריבוי הסעודות שמרבים בהם הם סעודות הרשות שלא קבעום למשתה ושמחה Increasing […]

Wine in the Mishnah with Rabbi Dr. Avraham Walfish

The newest episode of our weekly podcast/video series is now available: “Wine in the Mishnah” features an overview of the term יין/wine in the Mishnah, with guest Rabbi Dr. Avraham Walfish. Rabbi Dr. Walfish’s recent book Mishnaic Tapestries – Tractate Berakhot/מרבדי משנה – פרקי ברכות: עיון ספרותי ורעיוני במשנת ברכות (which is available for purchase […]

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