Rabbi Moishele Fogel teaches Chassidic philosophy and Jewish Law at Congregation Machzikei Hadas. He graduated from Osgoode Hall Law School, where he was awarded a Masters in Law (LL.M) as well as a Graduate Diploma in International and Security Studies from York University. While completing his LL.M, Rabbi Fogel taught Talmud and Bible studies at Mesivta Lubavitch Toronto. He received Rabbinical Ordination and a Bachelors in Religious Studies from the Rabbinical College of America in Morristown, New Jersey, and his advanced Rabbinical Judicial Ordination (Dayanus) under Rabbi Dovid Shochet, the ranking member of the International Beth Din of Chabad Lubavitch.Bio last modified February 15th, 2019.
On this day of fasting and Atonement for Jews, Yom Kippur, Convivium publishes a text written earlier in the week by Rabbi Moshe Fogel exploring the path by which we come home to God.
While many Canadians spent the long weekend lolly-gagging in the name of a long-gone British monarch, Jews celebrated the feast of Shavuot – Pentecost. Convivium contributor Rabbi Moishele Fogel examines the historical origin and theological complexity of a holiday devoted to the Torah, its rules, and its obligations that give a paradoxical promise of liberty to God's Chosen People.