Tag: whiskey

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 Bourbon Rabbi

The 52nd episode of The Jewish Drinking Show is now out, featuring Rabbi Chaim Litvin, the Bourbon Rabbi. A Chabad rabbi based out of Louisville, Kentucky, Rabbi Litvin provides kosher supervision to distilleries in Kentucky. He received the moniker “Bourbon Rabbi” from this Wall Street Journal article he referenced. Here is his Instagram account, YouTube […]

Which Whiskey Was Rav Moshe Referring To? [Iggerot Moshe YD 62-64]

Introduction In a trilogy of responsa from the spring of 1948, Rabbi Moshe Feinstein responds to Rabbi Pinchas Teitz regarding the permissibility of drinking blended whiskey that may have had had wine blended in to them (אגרות משה, יורה דעה סב-סד).1 What goes entirely unspecified is the origin/type of whiskey. Is it Scotch whisky? Could […]

Buffalo Trace Releases Kosher-Certified Whiskies

A First For Buffalo Trace Buffalo Trace Distillery has released a trio of certified kosher whiskies for the company’s first time, utilizing the kosher supervision of the Chicago Rabbinical Council (cRc-Kosher). This may also be the first time a Bourbon has advertised its kosher status on its label. Buffalo Trace began working with cRc in […]

Whiskey As the Catalyst for the Selling of Chametz

In the latest episode of the podcast/video series, Dr. Joshua Kulp joins the show to discuss whiskey as the catalyst for the selling of chametz in one’s home. Dr. Kulp, the co-founder and Rosh Yeshiva of the Conservative Yeshiva, is the author of The Schechter Haggadah, as well as the co-author on both volume 1 […]

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