Category: Holidays and Festivals

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. […]

Hanukah-Drinking in Halakhah [video clip]

In this clip from the Hanukah episode of The Jewish Drinking Show, Rabbi Ben Shefter and Rabbi Drew Kaplan discuss drinking on Hanukah in a few halakhic texts: The texts of our discussion are this text in the Shulhan Arukh (OH 670:2): ריבוי הסעודות שמרבים בהם הם סעודות הרשות שלא קבעום למשתה ושמחה Increasing meals which […]

Creating Barrel-Aged Kosher-for-Passover Products [Video Clip]

In this clip from the 147th episode of The Jewish Drinking Show, Ami & Larissa Nahari of The River Wine discuss the creation of their first-to-market certified kosher-for-Passover products of both Anoche reposado tequila and Ethan’s Reserve sorghum whiskey:

Oneg Shabbas Parashah Sheet for Sukkot [29-30 September 2023]

The new issue of the Oneg Shabbas parashah sheet, the unofficial parashah sheet for kiddush clubs, is now available. This issue has a d’var Torah on drinking on Sukkot, libations on Sukkot, a brief piece on Havdallah in the Sukkah, and about Cincinnati local texts-and-tastings events, as well as information about the newest episode of The Jewish Drinking Show.

Drinking In/Out of Sukkot [The Jewish Drinking Show episode 142]

Intro With the holiday of Sukkot only days away, a question that arises is which drinking is one allowed to do outside of the sukkah and how much does one need to drink within a sukkah? In this fourth “Drinks and Discussion”-style episode, Rabbi Drew Kaplan leads a text-based discussion on the topic. Previous “Drinks […]

Finding One’s Mate in a Vineyard: Connecting Tu b’Av & Yom Kippur🍇

A fascinating text we read describes something quite fascinating for this time of year: אָמַר רַבָּן שִׁמְעוֹן בֶּן גַּמְלִיאֵל, לֹא הָיוּ יָמִים טוֹבִים לְיִשְׂרָאֵל כַּחֲמִשָּׁה עָשָׂר בְּאָב וּכְיוֹם הַכִּפּוּרִים, שֶׁבָּהֶן בְּנוֹת יְרוּשָׁלַיִם יוֹצְאוֹת בִּכְלֵי לָבָן שְׁאוּלִין, שֶׁלֹּא לְבַיֵּשׁ אֶת מִי שֶׁאֵין לוֹ. כָּל הַכֵּלִים טְעוּנִין טְבִילָה. וּבְנוֹת יְרוּשָׁלַיִם יוֹצְאוֹת וְחוֹלוֹת בַּכְּרָמִים Rabban Shimon, son of […]

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