The Jewish Story: Season 2, Episode 13: Emden, Eybeschuetz and Enlightenment

Posted by Mike Feuer on July 4, 2018
Topics: The Jewish Story, History

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Just when you think the Sabbateans have had their last say in the story, one the greatest conflicts of 18th century rabbinic culture breaks out. This episode explores the controversy between R’ Yaakov Emden and R’ Yonatan Eybeschuetz and how it contributed to the crisis of European Jewry’s encounter with the Enlightenment.


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About Mike Feuer

Mike teaches Hassidut, 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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