The Jewish Story Episode 17 — Rav Saadia Gaon

Posted by Mike Feuer on June 18, 2017
Topics: The Jewish Story, History

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There is a debate whether great individuals shape history or history shapes them, but there is no argument about the role which R’ Saadia Gaon played in shaping the Jewish Middle Ages. A mastery of poetry, polemics, Bible and language R’ Saadia revolutionized Jewish literature. Nevertheless. his quest to reconcile reason and revelation sowed the seeds of conflict to come.


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About Mike Feuer

Mike teaches Hassidut, Rav Kook, Halakhah at Pardes. He has learned Torah in a number of Jerusalem area institutions, including Yeshivat HaMivtar, the Mir Yeshiva and Sulam Yaakov. He received smicha (rabbinic ordination) from Sulam Yaakov in conjunction with completing the Israeli Rabbinate’s laws of kashrut certification. Mike has been active in Jewish education, formal and informal, for many years. Click here to read more.

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