The Jews have a tradition that God always readies a new refuge before destruction comes on the old. This class looks at the early basis of Jewish life in Poland and the shift to their lives in Germany brought on by the Protestant Reformation. When we add to this the advent of the printing press we have a look at the foundations of the early modern era.
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.