Tag: Purim

14th century Purim Parodies featuring Rabbi Adam Rosenthal

When Purim rolls around, it’s often celebrated as an occasion for levity and silliness, with a special focus on – you guessed it – drinking. As such, the 95th episode of The Jewish Drinking Show welcomes Rabbi Adam Rosenthal to discuss 14th century Purim parodies that are all about drinking. Rabbi Rosenthal is presently employed […]

Rabbi David HaLevi “TaZ” Segal’s Novel Opinion on Purim-Drinking

In this clip from the 94th episode of The Jewish Drinking Show, Rabbi David Fried and Rabbi Drew Kaplan discuss Rabbi David HaLevi “TaZ” Segal‘s novel opinion on Purim-drinking: This clips is also available on LinkedIn, Facebook, and Instagram.

16th-17th Century Rabbis on Purim-Drinking (Early Aharonim), featuring Rabbi David Fried [Episode 94]

With Purim on the horizon, it’s time to discuss Purim-drinking! Specifically, how have various rabbis discussed this matter? Having discussed medieval rabbis’ normative writings previously on The Jewish Drinking Show, I’m excited to welcome back Rabbi David Fried to discuss significant rabbinic normative writings in the 16th-17th centuries on this matter. Rabbi Fried teaches Judaics at […]

Rava’s Innovative Requirement of Purim Day-Drinking [Megillah 7b]

When Rava articulated “סְעוּדַת פּוּרִים שֶׁאֲכָלָהּ בַּלַּיְלָה — לֹא יָצָא יְדֵי חוֹבָתוֹ” (Megillah 7b), what did he mean that one has not fulfilled one’s obligation for the celebratory Purim feast by only eating/drinking at night? Although I have previously written that Rava is not “saying that it is wrong or otherwise inappropriate to enjoy a […]

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 […]

A Kabbalistic Approach to Purim-Drinking

Introduction With Purim on the horizon, the next three episodes of The Jewish Drinking Show are all Purim-related, kicking-off with the 59th episode on A Kabbalistic Approach to Purim-Drinking, looking into Rabbi Hayyim Vital’s approach to the topic. Bio The guest for this episode is Professor Vadim Putzu, an associate professor at Missouri State University, whose […]

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