Shortwave | Jews and Booze on Shtetl

Every year at the Passover Seder Jews are commanded to drink four glasses of wine. ┬áBut what did they do in the 20’s when the sacred juice was forbidden? This week on Shtetl author Marni Davis talks about how Jews -whether they were for or against- managed during the dry season known as Prohibition.

Music by Scott Joplin, Bessie Smith, Wynton Marsalis, Wynonie Harris, Geoff Berner, Jelly Roll Morton, DeLeon, Socalled and Tom Waits.