The Jewish Story Season 6: Greek Wisdom and Cultural Sovereignty

Posted by Mike Feuer on December 22, 2022
Topics: The Jewish Story

The Jewish Story Season 6

Interlude – Greek Wisdom and Cultural Sovereignty

Here is my annual Hanukkah class in honor of my father, Charles Feuer/Betzalel ben Avraham ob’m. As the end of the Hasmonean kingdom that was established after the Hanukkah war, the Sages decreed “cursed by the man who teaches his son Greek wisdom.” This talk explores what that wisdom might be, how to hold it off and why doing so is central to our national struggle for cultural sovereignty.

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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