The European Jew is a product of history and inner development, as are all groups. This episode revisits the cultural, economic and political context for the making of the Jew in Europe and then describes the heroes of the great age of Torah exploration – the Tosafists.
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.