Is one obligated to risk one’s life if you save someone else? Does the halakah expect Jews to do what Righteous Gentiles did to save us in the Holocaust? To donate a kidney? And what about in time of war?
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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.