It is great to see a rabbinic colleague discussing drinking contemporary Jewish life in a widely-read publication. The article in question was last week in the Forward by Rabbi Winberg about drinking on Purim. There’s a lot to unpack in that essay and, as you can imagine, it would be great to have a fuller […]
In this clip from the 95th episode of The Jewish Drinking Show, Rabbi Adam Rosenthal lays out three possible factors for the rise of Purim parodies in the 14th century: This clip is also available on Instagram, Facebook, and LinkedIn.
When Purim rolls around, it’s often celebrated as an occasion for levity and silliness, with a special focus on – you guessed it – drinking. As such, the 95th episode of The Jewish Drinking Show welcomes Rabbi Adam Rosenthal to discuss 14th century Purim parodies that are all about drinking. Rabbi Rosenthal is presently employed […]
In this clip from the 94th episode of The Jewish Drinking Show, Rabbi David Fried and Rabbi Drew Kaplan discuss Rabbi David HaLevi “TaZ” Segal‘s novel opinion on Purim-drinking: This clips is also available on LinkedIn, Facebook, and Instagram.
In this clip from the 94th episode of The Jewish Drinking Show, Rabbi David Fried and Rabbi Drew Kaplan discuss Rabbi Moshe “RaMA” Isserles‘ opinion on Purim-Drinking: This clips is also available on LinkedIn, Facebook, and Instagram.
With Purim on the horizon, it’s time to discuss Purim-drinking! Specifically, how have various rabbis discussed this matter? Having discussed medieval rabbis’ normative writings previously on The Jewish Drinking Show, I’m excited to welcome back Rabbi David Fried to discuss significant rabbinic normative writings in the 16th-17th centuries on this matter. Rabbi Fried teaches Judaics at […]
With Purim on the horizon, I realized it might be helpful for people to not have to search all around the website searching for content on Purim. As such, I am excited to announce the launch of a page on Purim-drinking resources, which includes links to episodes of The Jewish Drinking Show, video clips from […]
When Rava articulated “סְעוּדַת פּוּרִים שֶׁאֲכָלָהּ בַּלַּיְלָה — לֹא יָצָא יְדֵי חוֹבָתוֹ” (Megillah 7b), what did he mean that one has not fulfilled one’s obligation for the celebratory Purim feast by only eating/drinking at night? Although I have previously written that Rava is not “saying that it is wrong or otherwise inappropriate to enjoy a […]
Introduction With Purim taking place at the end of this week, drinking on Purim is curiously an interesting topic of discussion. With the Talmudic statement to get drunk on Purim (for more on this topic in the Talmud, see this episode featuring Prof. Jordan Rosenblum), how do the medieval Jewish legal authorities deal with this […]
Introduction The 60th episode of The Jewish Drinking Show features a discussion on the drinking parties in the book of Esther, featuring first-time guest Professor Joshua Joel Spoelstra. Guest Bio Professor Spoelstra is a professor of World Religions at Piedmont College, the Pastor at Downtown Community Fellowship in Clemson, SC, and whose dissertation was “Life-preservation in Genesis […]