Author: Drew Kaplan

Lehrhaus Nearing Completion as Founders Speak on Recent Podcast Episode

As Lehrhaus is nearing completion, its founders spoke about their aspirations on a recent podcast episode. Lehrhaus, which its founders style as “a Jewish tavern and house of learning”, was announced this summer and will be opening soon. Lehrhaus’ founders, Joshua Foer and Rabbi Charlie Schwartz appeared on the recent episode of Identity/Crisis, speaking with Dr. […]

Launching Audio Resources Page

As JewishDrinking.com serves as the #1 resource in the world for drinking in Jewish wisdom, history, practice, and more, a new resource is now being added to the website: audio resources. This new section will continue to fuel JewishDrinking.com’s place as the leading resource in the world on drinking in Jewish wisdom, history, practice, and […]

Making Distilling Legal in Chicago (& Illinois) [Clip from Episode #118 of The Jewish Drinking Show]

In this video clip from the 118th episode of The Jewish Drinking Show, Dr. Sonat Birnecker Hart shares how she worked with her Chicago and Illinois legislators to pave the legal path for KOVAL Distillery to open:

KOVAL Distillery, featuring Dr. Sonat Birnecker Hart [The Jewish Drinking Show, episode 118]

Introduction I was surprised to hear in the course of the 118th episode that there were fewer than 45 distilleries in the US just a decade and a half ago when the founders of KOVAL Distillery sought to enter into business(!). In talking with one of the co-founders, Dr. Sonat Birnecker Hart, I was impressed […]

Rabbi Drew Speaks about The Jewish Drinking Show on A Dram & a Drash Podcast

A new podcast featuring a focus on whiskey and Jewish life recently hit the Internet this fall and yours truly is a featured guest. For the third episode of “A Dram & a Drash”, host Rabbi Rachel Gurevitz invited me (Rabbi Drew) to be the guest, in which we spoke largely about The Jewish Drinking […]

Shmaltz Brewing, Featuring Jeremy Cowan & Jesse Epstein [The Jewish Drinking Show Episode #117]

When I came across a press release announcing the end of Shmaltz Brewing Company last fall (and see also articles in Brewbound and Forward), I was sad to see Shmaltz Brewing come to an end, but also knew it would be an excellent opportunity to have a conversation with the founder of the company for an episode […]

Pharoah’s Cupbearer and Baker as Cultural Conflict of Wine vs. Beer, featuring Dr. Jon Greenberg [The Jewish Drinking Show Episode #116]

A story we encounter in the book of Genesis that, at first glance, may seem to have something to do with drinking could also be seen as having a lot to do with drinking. I am speaking about that concerning Pharoah’s cupbearer (drinks-master) and his baker, whom Joseph meets in jail and interprets their dreams. […]

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