Tag: Passover

Demons and the Four Cups of Wine at the Passover Seder [Redux] featuring Professor Sara Ronis

With Passover arriving at the end of this week, it’s a great time to revisit the Talmudic concern of demons when consuming an even number of cups of wine. Having previously discussed this topic on episode 25 of The Jewish Drinking Show, I am excited to revisit this topic with Professor Sara Ronis, whose forthcoming […]

Wine in Medieval Haggadah Art

It’s hard to ignore the role of wine during the Passover Seder. It’s also hard to ignore the haggadah at a Passover Seder. So what about wine in the Passover Haggadah? To discuss wine in Medieval Haggadah Art is Professor Marc Michael Epstein. Professor Epstein is the Professor of Religion on the Mattie M. Paschall […]

Kosher for Passover Spirits, Liqueurs, and Cocktails 2022

If you have been wondering this Passover what is there to drink besides wine, someone has put together a list for kosher spirits, liqueurs, and more. In addition to kosher for Passover tequilas (and mezcals & sotols), Leibel Khazanovich of Barshtender has put updated his list of certified kosher for Passover spirits, liqueurs, and more. […]

Kosher for Passover Spirits, Liqueurs, and Cocktails

If you have been wondering this Passover what is there to drink besides wine, someone has put together a list for kosher spirits and liqueurs. In addition to kosher for Passover tequilas (and mezcals & sotols), Leibel Khazanovich has put together a list of certified kosher for Passover spirits, liqueurs, and more. The list includes […]

List of Kosher for Passover Tequilas 2021

{Please note that this list is for 2021 (for the 2022 list, see here)} The Greater Phoenix Va’ad HaKashruth has released its annual list of kosher for Passover tequilas, which comes to them courtesy of Supervisores en Calidad Kosher: Tequila – Silver/Blanco Only PATRON SPIRITS MÉXICO, S.A. DE C.V. GRAN PATRÓN PLATINUM SILVER GRAN PATRON […]

The Origin of Dropping Wine at the Passover Seder

Introduction One of the interesting practices that takes place at the Passover Seder is the dropping out of wine at certain points. In the 64th episode of The Jewish Drinking Show, Rabbi Professor Zev Farber joins Rabbi Drew Kaplan in discussing the origin of this practice. Guest Bio Rabbi Dr. Zev Farber is the Senior […]

Women and the Four Cups of Wine at the Passover Seder

Introduction The 63rd episode of The Jewish Drinking Show features Miriam Gedweiser in conversation with Rabbi Drew Kaplan about the Talmudic inclusion of women for the four cups of wine at the Passover Seder. Guest Bio Miriam Gedwiser teaches Talmud and Tanach at the Ramaz Upper School and is on the faculty of Drisha. Miriam […]

Why Four Cups in Rabbinic Literature?

Episode Introduction Why did the rabbis institute a minimum of four cups of wine at the Passover Seder? In the 62nd episode of The Jewish Drinking Show, Rabbi David Polsky and Rabbi Drew Kaplan discuss what the rabbis in the Mishnah and both Talmuds have to say about why we have this minimum. Guest Bio Rabbi […]

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