Parashat Yitro 5782: Is the Idolatry a Relevant Category for Contemporary Life

Posted by Mike Uram on January 18, 2022
Topics: Pardes Live and Mini-Series, Pardes from Jerusalem, Torah, Shemot (Exodus), Yitro

Parashat Yitro 5782: Is the Idolatry a Relevant Category for Contemporary Life

Description: In this week’s podcast, Rabbi Mike Uram tackles Parashat Yitro noting that the first of the 10 Commandments is one that prohibits idolatry. Is this a relevant issue today? Mike explores what made the Torah and the Rabbis so afraid of idol worship and looks at some classical and contemporary sources to develop a more contemporary definition of idolatry, one that is more relevant and meaningful for today.

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Rabbi Mike Uram – Pardes North America CVEO, Faculty and Host for Pardes from Jerusalem
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About Mike Uram

Rabbi Mike Uram is the Chief Vision and Education Officer for Pardes North America. Before that, he served as the Executive Director and Campus Rabbi at Penn Hillel for over 16 years. He is the author of the best-selling book entitled, Next Generation Judaism: How College Students and Hillel Can Help Reinvent Jewish Organizations, which won a National Jewish Book Award in 2016. He is a sought-after speaker and consultant on the changing nature of the American Jewish community, Jewish innovation, cutting-edge engagement and how legacy organizations can reinvent themselves in the age of millennials. Check out these recent articles about how his book is changing the way Jewish organizations work: Putting Mike Uram’s Next Generation Judaism To The Test, From San Francisco to Synagogue: Can Startup Culture Invigorate Jewish Organizations?

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