THE CLASH OF POLITICS AND RELIGION
Are prophets supposed to take a stand on political issues? Even though they probably should not - towards the end of First Temple period, we find that Yirmiyahu does- and it almost costs him his life! In our study of his book, we will study the exciting but tragic events that lead to the destruction of the Temple - and discuss their relevance today.
Rabbi Menachem Leibtag is the founder of the Tanach Study Center, is an internationally acclaimed bible scholar and pioneer of Jewish Education on the internet. His essays on Parshat ha’Shavua reflect his vibrant thematic-analytical approach, blending the methods of modern scholarship with traditional approaches. As a rebbe at Yeshivat Har Etzion, he is best known for his ability to teach students how to study Tanach. Rabbi Leibtag also teaches at Yeshivat Shaalavim, Midreshet Lindenbaum & Matan. He routinely lectures around the globe, primarily as a Scholar in Residence in communities in North America.