Torah & Texts

Pairs Well: A Joyful Jewish History of Meat and Wine

Let’s all go to the movies and…learn about a Jewish history of meat and wine?

Here’s the rich and tender story of meaty connections to food through the ages, checking in with Noah, Nadav and Avihu, King Solomon, Rashi, and more!

The film was inspired by a famous discussion in the Babylonian Talmud about how meat and wine are part of joy in Judaism. “Ein Simcha Ela BeBasar Veyayin.”

This film was created with a cohort of 20-somethings during the Pastrami & Pinot happy hour series over Jewish deli and wine at Wise Sons, The Noir Lounge, and Faultline Studios in San Francisco.

The development of Studio G-dcast was made possible in part by funds granted by The Covenant Foundation.

jcfef-100sq_supp-lgThe development of Studio G-dcast was made possible in part by funds granted by the Covenant Foundation. The statements made and the views expressed in the individual projects, however, are solely the responsibility of the artists.  This particular film was made possible with the additional support of the Jewish Community Federation and Endowment Fund. 


Gratitude for the Jewish History of Meat + Wine

Thanks to the animators, educators, writers, narrators, producers, and directors who contributed to this animated short including Rachel Levinson, Cindy Kaplan, Jeanne Stern, Jerome Rossen, Zvi Septimus, Sarah Lefton, Aaron Forkash, Aimee Evnin, Analucia Lopezrevoredo, Ariel Zajdband, Babete Dunkelgrun, Brian Shapiro, Matthue Roth, Farrin N. Abbott, Hollen Reischer, Layne Novak, Marion Griffiths, Muriel MacDonald, Rona Kremer, Jeremy Shuback, Barbara Barza, Gravity Goldberg, Yosh! Haraguchi, David Katznelson, Russel Neiss, Natalia Miller, Michael Rosen, Emily Savage, and Lori Starr. Huge kudos to San Francisco hosts Contemporary Jewish Museum, Covenant Wines, Saul’s Deli, Paulie’s Pickles, Mission Chinese Food, Bowerbird Photography, Linden Street Brewery, Epic Bites Catering, Shirah Wines, Wise Son’s Deli, DJ Fenster, and Faultline Studios.

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