5772 — MiKetz and Hanukah

Posted by James Jacobson-Maisels on December 20, 2011
Topics: Pardes from Jerusalem, Bereishit (Genesis), Chanukah, MiKetz

Rabbi James Jacobson-Maisels discusses a drasha by Rabbi Kalonymus Kalman Shapira on parsha Miketz and Hanukah. Rabbi Shapira is revered as a leader of the besieged Jewish community in the Warsaw Ghetto during WW II.

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About Rabbi Jacobson-Maisels
Rabbi James Jacobson-Maisels is a faculty member at Pardes. His focus is Jewish Mysticism.

Rabbi James Jacobson-Maisels holds a BA in Philosophy and Judaic Studies from Brown University and an M.St. in Modern Jewish Studies from Balliol College, University of Oxford. He studied at the Conservative Yeshiva, the Hartman Institute of Jewish Studies, and in the Advanced Learning Seminar at Pardes and received rabbinic ordination from Rabbi Daniel Landes. He is currently pursuing a PhD at the University of Chicago in Jewish Studies specializing in Jewish mysticism. He has taught in a variety of settings in America and Israel on Judaism and Jewish Mysticism.

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About James Jacobson-Maisels

James grew up outside Hershey, PA and in Bloomfield Hills, MI. He is adjunct faculty of Jewish Thought and Mysticism and Jewish Spiritual Practices and Meditation at the Pardes Institute of Jewish Studies in Jerusalem, and also teaches at Yeshivat Hadar in New York City at Haifa University and at the Hannaton Educational and Spiritual Center in the Galilee. Click here to read more.

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