Tasting the Forbidden Fruit (3)

“Tasting the Forbidden Fruit” Allows Young Adults to Engage with Texts and Food

What was the fruit that Adam and Eve consumed in the Garden of Eden that got them kicked out? The other night, I led a text-based discussion with young adults in Long Beach on this topic. Beginning with the primary texts in the Book of Genesis, we then explored what rabbis in the Babylonian Talmud READ MORE

People enjoyed rye whiskies

“Ryes & Relationships” Was Greatly Enjoyable [Texts & Tasting]

The other night, I put on another event in the “Texts & Tastings” series featuring rye whiskey. In addition to a focus on the spirit, “Rye & Relationships”, also showcased various gems of wisdom from our Talmudic sages regarding relationships. As I had written prior to the event, I was able to expose participants to READ MORE

a few ryes

Some New Changes for Tonight’s “Texts & Tasting” Event

Tonight, I will be hosting a rye whiskey-tasting and discussion of Jewish texts in Long Beach.  While I have, over the past two years conducted ten such events, in a bimonthly fashion, tonight’s event will involve some new aspects. Moreover, inasmuch as my series focuses on three primary objectives – (1) educating about various spirits, READ MORE

Beach Hillel Torah on Tap - February 2015

Discussion for Beach Hillel on Sex in Judaism

Last week, I led a Torah on Tap discussion with California State University, Long Beach students for Beach Hillel.  As it was not only going to be Valentine’s Day, so a lot of people were hearing about relationships and sex, as well as the day before the theatrical release of Fifty Shades of Grey, so people READ MORE