Tag: The Jewish Drinking Show

Psalms 104:15 in the Babylonian Talmud featuring Professor AJ Berkovitz

Intro An intriguing verse appears in the book of Psalms: “וְיַ֤יִן ׀ יְשַׂמַּ֬ח לְֽבַב־אֱנ֗וֹשׁ wine cheers the hearts of men” (Psalm 104:15), which is a felicitous Biblical expression, although how do the rabbis of the Babylonian Talmud use it? For the 73rd episode of The Jewish Drinking Show, Professor AJ Berkovitz joins the show to discuss […]

The Wine Festival in the Dead Sea Scrolls

The Dead Sea Scrolls have been noticeably absent up until now for The Jewish Drinking Show. To remedy this situation, the 72nd episode of the show centers on a wine festival in the Dead Sea Scrolls. Featuring Professor Marvin Sweeney, this episode is on the wine festival in The Temple Scroll. Guest Bio Prof. Marvin A. […]

Gentile Libation Wine (יין נסך) in the Mishnah and Tosefta

Intro A topic that has significantly affected the discourse concerning gentile wine in Judaism from antiquity and up through the present day is that of יין נסך – gentile libation wine. It receives significant treatment in early rabbinic literature, such as the Mishnah and Tosefta of Avodah Zarah. To discuss this issue for the 71st episode […]

Maharal of Prague on Jewish & Gentile Wine

Intro The 70th episode of The Jewish Drinking Show features Rabbi Michael Bernstein sharing some insights on Jewish and gentile wine from the writing of Maharal of Prague. Guest Bio Rabbi Michael Bernstein is, amongst other things, the rabbi for Gesher L’Torah in Georgia. Episode The episode is available in both audio and video formats […]

Wine at Bris Milah

What’s the deal with wine at a bris milah ceremony? While wine comes up at many Jewish lifecycle events, what is it specifically about wine at bris milah ceremonies and how does it work?   Certified mohel Rabbi Hayim Leiter joins the show to discuss wine during the bris milah ceremony. Guest Bio Rabbi Hayim Leiter […]

Yeshiva High School Students Binge-Drinking [Episode #67 of The Jewish Drinking Show]

Introduction How much is binge-drinking a practice undertaken by yeshiva high school students in the US? Surprisingly, more than we would have thought. In a JTA op-ed that Dr. Rivka Press-Schwartz and Rabbi Tully Harcsztark published in late February 2021, they shared their findings from a survey carried out under the auspices of Machon Siach at […]

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 […]

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