What is Hanukah?

Posted by Mike Feuer on November 30, 2015
Topics: Chanukah

What is Hanukah? This seemingly innocent question of the gemara opens up for us an exciting world. In this class, Mike Feuer will explore the historical context of the Maccabean revolt against the Greeks, along with its roots as a cultural struggle within the Jewish people. This engagement of the story of Hanukah challenges our notions of text, law and history as we struggle to discover – what is Hanukah? Thanks to Sulam Yaakov Sounds where this class first appeared.

About Mike Feuer

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. You can find books written by Mike by clicking here Rav Mike is creating a wondering Jewish history podcast. To learn more on how you can support his podcast please visit Michael Feuer on Patreon. Mike also has been active in Jewish education, formal and informal, for many years. To learn more about his experiences visit the Pardes website to read more.

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