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Wisdom in the Wine: Making, Using (and Abusing) It in the Biblical World

This course was offered in Winter/Spring, 2017.

Whether you're an enologist or just like a good glass, this session will introduce you to your counterparts from 3000 years ago. We'll explore how wines were made in ancient Egypt, Israel and elsewhere. We'll also learn about the best wines (and some of the worst) and where they originated. There will be a colorful visit to an ancient wine party or two. Finally, we'll look at what the ancients had to say about enjoying wine, both enough and too much!

This special session will include a wine tasting featuring some the region's finest vintages.


# Sessions
Date & time

Tuesday, February 21
7:00 - 9:00 pm


$18; register with Temple Beth El at 831-479-3444

Session Time Days Location Instructors
Feb 21 7:00 PM–9:00 PM Tue A Private Home in Santa Cruz Jehon Grist


A Private Home in Santa Cruz

Santa Cruz, CA


Jehon Grist

Jehon GristJehon Grist, Ph.D., is Chief Operating Officer and Senior Educator of Lehrhaus Judaica. He earned his doctorate in Near Eastern Studies from UC Berkeley, where he was a Regents' Fellow. He has conducted field research in Israel, the Gaza Strip, and the Valley of the Queens in southern Egypt.