What is Hanukah?

Posted by Mike Feuer on November 30, 2015
Topics: Hanukah


What is Hanukah? This seemingly innocent question of the gemara opens up for us an exciting world. In this class, Mike Feuer will explore the historical context of the Maccabean revolt against the Greeks, along with its roots as a cultural struggle within the Jewish people. This engagement of the story of Hanukah challenges our notions of text, law and history as we struggle to discover – what is Hanukah? Thanks to Sulam Yaakov Sounds where this class first appeared.

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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