Matters of Interest Blog

Waving the Lulav [Mishnah Monday]

Last week, during the holiday of Sukkot, I was curious about whence we get the waving of the lulav.  So, I decided to start at the Mishnah!  The primary location for this discussion is in the third chapter of Sukkah,...

Tasting Some Bourbons [Whiskey Wednesday]

On Sunday, I hosted a bourbon-tasting and, of course, I greatly enjoyed it. Of the four bourbons, I had had one of them before, so the other three were new to me. The first of them, Hudson Baby Bourbon Whiskey,...

A Visit to The Bruery

Last week, I had the opportunity to visit The Bruery in Orange County, where I had a couple of flights of their peculiar, yet tasty brews. Prior to going, I had remembered that I had had a few of their...