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Rosh Chodesh Clubs, featuring Yossie Horwitz [The Jewish Drinking Show, episode 155]

Intro Having heard about Rosh Chodesh Clubs, I was curious to learn more about them, as well as to speak with the creator of this initiative, Yossie Horwitz, who is the guest on the 155th episode of The Jewish Drinking Show. Biography of Guest Growing up in a tee-totaling household in Jerusalem, Yossie Horwitz didn’t […]

Wine as חיי נפש according to Rabbi Moshe Isserles [Video Clip]

In this clip from the 33rd episode of Shu”t First, Ask Questions Later, Rabbi Drew Kaplan chats with Rabbi Moshe Kurtz concerning Rabbi Moshe Isserles‘ assertion that wine is חיי נפש in his rabbinic responsum #124:   The text under discussion for this clip is this excerpt from שו”ת רמ”א קכ”ד: מעתה דבפת נהגו בקצת מקומות […]

Drinking Between Glasses of Wine at the Passover Seder [The Jewish Drinking Show episode #154]

While we know about drinking four cups of wine at the Passover Seder, what about drinking between these four cups of wine? The newest episode of The Jewish Drinking Show focusses on exactly this topic. This episode is also the seventh “Drinks and Discussion”-style episode, featuring a texts-based discussion led by Rabbi Drew. Episode In addition […]

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 […]

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 […]

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. […]

Drinking During Mourning [The Jewish Drinking Show, episode 150]

Introduction While not typically considered, drinking is something that can happen during mourning in Judaism. There is a prohibition against drinking between death of a loved one and their burial, called aninut, there is an interesting debate concerning drinking during shivah, around which the 150th episode of The Jewish Drinking Show centers. In this fifth […]

The Rebellious Son (Ben Sorer Umoreh), featuring Dr. Rebekah Welton [The Jewish Drinking Show, ep. 149]

Introduction The legislation in the Torah concerning a wayward and rebellious son (בן סורר ומורה) is an interesting, enigmatic, and curious passage relating to raising children (Deuteronomy 21:18-21). It also happens to be an interesting Jewish drinking text to explore. Fortunately, the 149th episode of The Jewish Drinking Show features a guest who has written on […]

Boone County Distilling: Creating Fascinating Bourbon Products under Kosher-Certification, featuring Josh Quinn [The Jewish Drinking Show, ep. 148]

Introduction Having come across some interesting products that were kosher-certified that I would not have expected to be as such, I was fascinated to find out more about Boone County Distilling. The two products that stood out to me were their bourbon creme, as well as their bourbon aged in Dalton Winery casks from Israel. […]

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