Yom Hashoah: Paying it Forward – Our Responsibility to “Never Again”

Posted by Meesh Hammer-Kossoy on April 16, 2015
Topics: Yom Hashoah, Holocaust

In this class given by Meesh Hammer-Kossoy at Pardes address the issue of what the Shoah teaches us and how the Jewish tradition contributes to the question of refugees in Israel. 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.

About Meesh Hammer-Kossoy

Meesh is the Director of the Pardes Year Program, where she has been making her professional home since 1999. 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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