The Jewish Story Season 2, Episode 6: Tradition and Authority

Posted by Mike Feuer on April 9, 2018
Topics: The Jewish Story, History


Though the early modern era was a time of throwing off tradition for many Europeans, in the city of Tzefat its power was alive and well. This is the story of how R’ Yosef Karo became the greatest legal authority of his day, and wrote the work which would “set the table” for the legal discussion of the next 500 years.

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About Mike Feuer

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.

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