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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 […]

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 […]

Two Twentieth Century Rabbis on Purim-Drinking: Rabbi Kook & Rabbi Hutner, featuring Rabbi David Fried [The Jewish Drinking Show ep. 152]

Intro Having discussed rabbis’ normative writings previously on The Jewish Drinking Show throughout numerous centuries, I’m excited to welcome back Rabbi David Fried to discuss the views of a couple of 20th century rabbis on the matter. In this episode, we discuss a writing of Rabbi Abraham Isaac Kook‘s (1865-1935) and one of Rabbi Yitzchak […]

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