Author: Drew Kaplan

Drinking Between Glasses of Wine at the Passover Seder [The Jewish Drinking Show episode #154]

While we know about drinking four cups of wine at the Passover Seder, what about drinking between these four cups of wine? The newest episode of The Jewish Drinking Show focusses on exactly this topic. This episode is also the seventh “Drinks and Discussion”-style episode, featuring a texts-based discussion led by Rabbi Drew. Episode In addition […]

Geographical Reception of the “Diminishing Our Joy” Explanation for Dropping Wine at the Passover Seder [Video Clip]

In this clip from the 153rd episode of The Jewish Drinking Show, Rabbi Dr. Zvi Ron discusses the differing geographical reception of the “Diminishing our joy” explanation for dropping wine at the Passover Seder:

The Origin of the “Diminishing Our Joy” Explanation for Dropping Wine at the Passover Seder [Video Clip]

In this clip from the 153rd episode of The Jewish Drinking Show, Rabbi Dr. Zvi Ron discusses the origin of the “Diminishing our joy” explanation for dropping wine at the Passover Seder:

Considering a Recent Explanation of Dropping Wine at the Passover Seder with Rabbi Dr. Zvi Ron [The Jewish Drinking Show episode 153]

Introduction Having previously published an episode on the origin of dropping out wine during the Passover Seder a few years ago, the newest episode of The Jewish Drinking Show explores a relatively recent explanation of this practice which sharply departs from its medieval explanations. Based off of his article “Spilling Wine While Reciting the Plagues to Diminish […]

2nd Spiritual Whisky Tour Announced

 Rabbi Yonah’s phenomenal Spiritual Whisky Tour returns to Scotland from May 27th through June 2nd 2024. It offers an exclusive journey for Jewish men passionate about whisky, adventure, and farbrengen. Following up from last year’s inaugural trip, this year’s trip focusses on three regions: Campbeltown, the Highlands, and Speyside. The Spiritual Whisky Tour (SWT) […]

List of Kosher For Passover Tequilas 2024

The Greater Phoenix Va’ad HaKashruth has released its annual list of kosher for Passover tequilas (see p. 7), noting that these are silver/blanco-only tequilas, silver/blanco mezcals, and sotols, “even when KFP status is not indicated on the bottle”. This list is organized by manufacturer and comes to them courtesy of Supervisores en Calidad Kosher: Tequilas PATRON SPIRITS MÉXICO, […]

Appearance on “Shu”T First, Ask Questions Later” Podcast, Discussing Gentile Wine

Episode In the latest of my podcast appearances, speaking about Jewish drinking [on other peoples’ podcasts], I’m excited to share the newest such appearance. Rabbi Moshe Kurtz had me on his Shu”T First, Ask Questions Later podcast recently, speaking about Rabbi Moshe Isserles‘ rabbinic responsum #124. Cleverly named “Uncorking the Rema’s Censored Wine Responsum”, this […]

Reviewing Red & White Wines (Spring 2024)

In this video, we review the following kosher-certified wines, available from KosherWine.com: – Abarbanel Chardonnay 2020 – Louis Blanc l’Orée de Manseng 2017 – Abarbanel Cabernet Sauvignon 2022 – Casa De Cielo Pinot Noir 2021 – Casa De Cielo Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 2020 – Grume d’Or Pinot Noir 2022 – Château Alvignes Cahors 2016 Video […]

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