In the run up to Purim, Rabbi Michael Hattin gave the first lecture in a 2-part series on Megillat Esther: Does the Megilla Belong in Tanakh? A Historical and Textual Framing. Stay tuned for the second part coming soon.
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.