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The Sages teach that the prophet Samuel wrote his book, the book of Judges and the book of Ruth. Judges begins with order and ends in anarchy, while Ruth begins with breakdown and ends in order. What can these two texts teach us about the prophet’s leadership and the vision of kingship which he fostered?
This class was recorded as part of the Summer Pardes Executive Learning Seminar: Ruth & Esther: From Rags to Royalty (July 3 – 7, 2016). The Seminar will be running again this December 18-22, 2016. For more information, visit our website at http://www.pardes.org.il/executive/.
Mike teaches Hasidut, 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.