Questions play an enormous role in Jewish life and culture, but Bradley Caro Cook, descendent of the compiler of the Shulchan Aruch, argues that sometimes you just have to know what to do. His experience dis... covering his roots gives us--observant and non-observant Jews alike--a window into the role and the beauty of halacha in our Jewish story today. Filmed at the William Breman Jewish Heritage and Holocaust Museum in Atlanta, Georgia in cooperation with the Jewish Federation of Greater Atlanta.See lessSee more
The Rest is Commentary
In modernity, people have learned that we dare not trust human nature as a singular entity. Rather, we rely on dependable systems and place trust in people who we believe have our best interests at heart, who have the proper authority to hold us accountable for our actions. How so?
Joseph Caro (1488-1575) [was an] outstanding lawyer and mystic. Caro was probably born in Toledo but, after the expulsion of the Jews from Spain in 1492, his family settled in Turkey where Caro lived for around forty years, acquiring a great reputation as an authority on Jewish law.
This 16th-century text by Joseph Caro is the ultimate code of Jewish law. Ask the average Jew where to learn about Jewish law, and you'll probably be sent to the Bible or Talmud. Once there, you may find yourself a bit confused.
Co-Founding Director | CareerUpNow.org
Bradley Caro Cook is co-founder and managing director of Career Up Now (careerupnow.org), a national program incubated by University of Florida's Hillel, that designs career advancement retreats and fellowships for emerging professionals. He holds a doctorate in education in Teacher Leadership and an MA in curriculum design. An award-winning educator and social entrepreneur specializing in the intersection of career advancement and Jewish identity. Bradley derives his curriculum design experiences through his global travels, Jewish texts, and wisdom of previous generations.