Class two in the series on the Jewish encounter with modernity introduces Baruch Spinoza as a ‘converso of conscience.’ Unable to accept the narrow religious world of Judaism and unwilling to join Christianity, Spinoza’a experience of excommunication and philosophical enlightenment made him one of the progenitors of secular culture.
This lecture and podcast was a part of The Marilyn and Sigi z”l Ziering Omer 5779/2019 Pardes Program.
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Rav Mike Feuer – Faculty and show host
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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.