Rashi’s name is an acronym for Rav Shlomo bar Yitzchak, but many also read it as Rabban Shel Yisrael – the teacher of all Israel. This class explores Rashi as exegete and educator, placing him both in his historical context and in his role as part of the eternal story of Israel.
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.