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

This course was offered in Winter/Spring, 2018.

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!

The session will be followed by a wine tasting featuring regional wines from the foothills near Sacramento.


# Sessions
Date & time

Saturday, February 3
7:00 - 9:00 pm


Free. Wine tasting: $10 advance; $15 at the door
Register here by Jan 18

Session Time Days Location Instructors
Feb 03 7:00 PM–9:00 PM Sat B'nai Israel Jehon Grist


Congregation B'nai Israel - Sacramento

3600 Riverside Blvd

Sacramento, CA 95818



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.