The 13th century is a rich time for Jewish history. This class opens with a description of the resurgent Catholic Church and then introduces the Sages of Provence through the context of the Albigensian Crusade. It ends with the struggle within Am Yisrael between reason and revelation and how this erupted into a controversy around the works of the Rambam.
This podcast has been sponsored in loving memory of Charles Feuer, B’tzalel Avraham.
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.