Jewish Approaches to Israeli Minorities Part 5: Non-Jewish Non-Citizens of Israel

Posted by Meesh Hammer-Kossoy on February 29, 2016
Topics: Pardes Live, Jewish Approaches to Israeli Minorities, Social Justice

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In the final installment of this five-part series on Am I my Brother’s Keeper? Jewish Approaches to Israeli Minorities, Rabbi Meesh Hammer-Kossoy discusses Non-Jewish non-citizens of Israel: Holot from a Jewish perspective. Israel is home to more than 50,000 African Refugees, mostly from Sudan and Eritrea. Some see taking care of these refugees as a manifestation of our national identity. Others see it as a dangerous avalanche threatening to eclipse a struggling Jewish State. What can Jewish tradition contribute?

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About Meesh Hammer-Kossoy

Meesh teaches Talmud and the Social Justice Track at Pardes. Originally from Washington, D.C., Meesh has a B.A. in Near Eastern and Judaic Studies from Brandeis University, and a M.A. and Ph.D. from New York University. Her dissertation explored the courageous manner in which the rabbis of the Talmud created a new criminal punishment system. In 2015, Meesh completed her studies at Beit Midrash Har'el and received ordination from Rabbi Herzl Hefter and Rabbi Daniel Sperber. Click here to read more.

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