Rabbi Loike is the world's leading expert on the study of kosher birds!!!
He speaks to audiences all over the world about birds and other exotic animals mentioned in the Torah and other ancient Jewish texts. His presentations demonstrate the intersection between Torah, history, biology, zoology, archaeology, and sociology.
Rabbi Loike has authored dozens of articles on the traditions relating to kosher birds. He also was instrumental in saving the Philby Partridge from extinction. I blogged about it here and here, and the Philby logo, designed by my request by a graphic artist at the Omaha JCC, is the banner photo on my facebook page.
On Friday at 2:30 pm he is going to do a special presentation at the Friedel Jewish Academy. He will be joined by Roberta Barr of the Nebraska Parrot Rescue. Roberta will bring some of her feathered friends and Rabbi Loike will give an interactive class to the kids.
On Shabbos Rabbi Loike will be our featured guest and he will be joined by a surprise return guest!
It is going to be an unforgettable Shabbos.
And it all takes place at 10 am, this and EVERY Shabbos, ONLY at Beth Israel Synagogue - Where every Shabbos is a shabbaton!