Category: Post-Talmudic Halakhic Literature

The Purim Katan Episode [The Jewish Drinking Show, ep. 151]

With the 14th of the first Adar coming up in just a few days, how is this day to be celebrated? After all, it is still kind of like Purim. Indeed, it has become known as Purim Katan – the little Purim. The newest episode of The Jewish Drinking Show focusses on exactly this topic. […]

Terms for Beverages in Geonic Literature, featuring Prof. Phil Lieberman [ep. 136 of The Jewish Drinking Show]

Introduction Having previously published an episode concerning Geonic literature, for the 136th episode of The Jewish Drinking Show, we take a step back and consider terms for beverages in literature of the Geonic rabbis. We welcome first-time guest, Rabbi Dr. Phil Lieberman for this episode. Biography of Guest Phil Lieberman is a social, economic, and […]

Four Cups and the Holocaust, featuring Professor Samuel Levine [Episode #131 of The Jewish Drinking Show]

Introduction While the Passover Seder is a celebration of the freedom of our Jewish ancestors from Egyptian slavery and becoming a nation, it is hard to picture this in terms of what the experience of being in the Holocaust, as it was very much not an experience of freedom. Moreover, a cornerstone of the Passover […]

The Innovation of Ḥametz-Selling and Its Aftermath, featuring Dan Rabinowitz [The Jewish Drinking Show Episode #130]

Intro Having previously published episode #24 of The Jewish Drinking Show on “Whiskey As the Catalyst for the Selling of Chametz, the 130th episode of The Jewish Drinking Show delves more deeply into this topic, for which we are excited to have Dan Rabinowitz on the show to discuss this topic. Biography of Guest In […]

Arukh HaShulhan’s Conclusion on Purim-Drinking [Clip from 127th Episode of The Jewish Drinking Show]

In this clip from the 127th episode of The Jewish Drinking Show, Rabbi David Fried and Rabbi Drew Kaplan discuss Rabbi Yechiel Michel Epstein‘s conclusion on Purim-drinking in his Arukh HaShulhan:

18th &19th Century Rabbis on Purim-Drinking (Later Aharonim), featuring Rabbi David Fried [Episode 127 of The Jewish Drinking Show]

Intro Having discussed medieval rabbis’ normative writings previously on The Jewish Drinking Show, as well as 16th-17th century rabbis’ normative rabbis on Purim-drinking on The Jewish Drinking Show, I’m excited to welcome back Rabbi David Fried to discuss significant rabbinic normative writings in the 18th-19th centuries on this matter. (Here is the source sheet we used […]

The Response to Honey in Kosher Wine in Medieval Provence [clip from episode #115]

In this clip from the 115th episode of The Jewish Drinking Show, Dr. Pinchas Roth discusses the harsh response for Provençal rabbis to Maimonides’ suggestion that adding honey to Jewish wine prevents it from becoming vulnerable to gentile touch, thereby rendering it unfit for Jewish consumption:

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