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Maimonides on Kiddush and Havdallah

In the 66th episode of The Jewish Drinking Show, Rabbi Dan Margulies joins Rabbi Drew Kaplan in a discussion on Maimonides’ views on Kiddush and Havdallah for Shabbat. Guest Bio Rabbi Dan Margulies is currently on the high school Judaics faculty of the Berman Hebrew Academy. He was formerly rabbi of The Riverdale Minyan, formerly […]

April & May 2021 Tentative Schedule for The Jewish Drinking Show

With four episodes published leading up to Passover now available (“Why Four Cups in Rabbinic Literature?”, “Women And The Four Cups Of Wine At The Passover Seder”, “The Origin Of Dropping Wine At The Passover Seder”, and “Distilleries Selling Their Hametz”), it is time to look ahead to beyond Passover. Here is the tentative schedule […]

Distilleries Selling Their Hametz

Introduction For the 65th episode of The Jewish Drinking Show, Rabbi Chaim Litvin returns to the show to discuss distilleries selling their chametz for Passover. Guest Bio Rabbi Litvin is a Chabad rabbi based out of Louisville, Kentucky. Rabbi Litvin provides kosher supervision to distilleries in Kentucky, and received the moniker “Bourbon Rabbi” from this […]

The Origin of Dropping Wine at the Passover Seder

Introduction One of the interesting practices that takes place at the Passover Seder is the dropping out of wine at certain points. In the 64th episode of The Jewish Drinking Show, Rabbi Professor Zev Farber joins Rabbi Drew Kaplan in discussing the origin of this practice. Guest Bio Rabbi Dr. Zev Farber is the Senior […]

Women and the Four Cups of Wine at the Passover Seder

Introduction The 63rd episode of The Jewish Drinking Show features Miriam Gedweiser in conversation with Rabbi Drew Kaplan about the Talmudic inclusion of women for the four cups of wine at the Passover Seder. Guest Bio Miriam Gedwiser teaches Talmud and Tanach at the Ramaz Upper School and is on the faculty of Drisha. Miriam […]

Medieval Jewish Legal Authorities (Rishonim) on Purim-Drunkenness

Introduction With Purim taking place at the end of this week, drinking on Purim is curiously an interesting topic of discussion. With the Talmudic statement to get drunk on Purim (for more on this topic in the Talmud, see this episode featuring Prof. Jordan Rosenblum), how do the medieval Jewish legal authorities deal with this […]

Drinking Parties in the Book of Esther

Introduction The 60th episode of The Jewish Drinking Show features a discussion on the drinking parties in the book of Esther, featuring first-time guest Professor Joshua Joel Spoelstra. Guest Bio Professor Spoelstra is a professor of World Religions at Piedmont College, the Pastor at Downtown Community Fellowship in Clemson, SC, and whose dissertation was “Life-preservation in Genesis […]

Wine in Ben Sira – The Jewish Drinking Show Ep. #58 with Professor Michael Satlow

Introduction The 58th episode of The Jewish Drinking Show is now published on Wine in Ben Sira, featuring Professor Michael Satlow. Guest Biography Professor Satlow is a professor of religious studies and Judaic studies at Brown University. His research focuses on the social and religious history of Jews and Judaism in antiquity, and broader research interests […]

Angels and Asparagus: Discussing a Curious Talmudic Beverage

Introduction The 57th episode of The Jewish Drinking Show features a discussion on angels and…asparagus. Featuring Prof. Mika Ahuvia, whose research includes her doctoral dissertation, “Israel Among the Angels: A Study of Angels in Jewish Texts from the Fourth to Eighth Century CE” (Princeton, 2014), so she is well-situated to discuss the curious intersection of angels […]

Praying Under the Influence (& Providing Halakhic Guidance) featuring Rabbi David Polsky [Episode #56 of The Jewish Drinking Show Episode]

First time guest Rabbi David Polsky joins the 56th episode of The Jewish Drinking Show to discuss both providing halakhic guidance as well as praying under the influence of alcohol in Rabbinic literature. The episode is available both in video and in podcast forms. Here is the video episode: Here is the podcast episode:

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