Before starting this JewishDrinking.com endeavor, I had never heard of mahia before, so it was very fascinating to hear about this Moroccan Jewish beverage, as well as its place within Moroccan Jewish culture, as well as some issues that pop up with it, in the newest episode of the podcast.
To discuss mahia as the guest of this episode is Chaim Grafstein, who is a PhD student at the University of Toronto studying Moroccan Jewish Texts in the Department of Near and Middle Eastern Civilizations. His research focuses on perspectives on Muslims and Islam in the writing of Rabbi Yosef Messas and the Halakhic and cultural implications of these perspectives.
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Here is a brief video excerpt of the episode above: