Despite the hundreds of commandments we have heard up to now, this week Moshe tells us that all God wants is our yirah. In order to know whether he means awe and fear, we explore the roots of the word in the Biblical text, and the role it plays in human experience.
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.