Herod the Wicked or Herod the Great? In this episode Rabbi Mike Feuer talks about Herod’s kingdom, the final phase of Judea preceding the destruction of the Second Temple. Herod’s complex personality matched the fragmented nature of his kingdom, but the state he built was strong enough to hold off the disaster to come.
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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.