In honor of Yom Haatzmaut, Rabbi Michael Hattin considers the cryptic story of Choni the Circle Maker. Choni dared to dream for 70 years but then could not embrace the reality to which he awoke.
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Michael teaches Bible and Halakha at Pardes. He holds a professional degree in Architecture from the University of Toronto and rabbinic ordination from the Chief Rabbinate of Israel. He teaches Chumash and Prophets as well as Halakha at the Pardes Institute. For many years Michael authored the weekly online publications Introduction to Parasha and Lessons on Prophets for the Virtual Beit Midrash of Yeshivat Har Etzion, reaching a combined readership of several thousand. Click here to read more.