This class wraps up the geonic period with a discussion of the transition from the Geonim as a living central authority to the gemara as an authoritative text. Then it opens the discussion of the formation of Christian Europe and the role which the Jew plays in the feudal world.
This podcast has been generously sponsored by Bob Karasov and Hanna Bloomfield in honor of their children and grandchildren.
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.