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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 of millennia past. We'll explore how wines were made in ancient Egypt, Israel and elsewhere. With Purim soon following, we'll visit ancient Persia where the ancestors of modern wine grapes were first cultivated. We'll also drop by some drinking parties from Egypt to Classical Greece. 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

Saturday, February 24
7:30 - 9:00 pm


Register: office@bethaverim.org or 530-758-0842

Session Time Days Location Instructors
Feb 24 7:30 PM–9:00 PM Sat Congregation Bet Haverim Jehon Grist


Congregation Bet Haverim

1715 Anderson Road

Davis, CA 95616



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.