Did you ever wonder how the Jews when from being the martyrs of Europe to the military power of the Middle East in less than fifty years? This episode exposes the roots of the extraordinary transformation of the physical culture of Am Yisrael in Max Nordau’s vision of a muscular Judaism.
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.