Hanukah – A Time To Act For God

Posted by Mike Feuer on December 7, 2015
Topics: Chanukah

The turning point in the Maccabean revolt against the Greeks was their decision to fight even on Shabbat. Matityahua and his sons saw that it was a time to act for Gd by violating the Torah. What are the roots of such a notion, and how can they inform our relationship to Gd, Torah and Am Yisrael today?

This is Rabbi Mike Feuer’s annual Hanukah class in honor the yartzheit of his father, Charles Feuer. As is his custom he pushed the edge of comfortable thought in the ongoing quest to uncover the hidden light of 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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