Shemot: Daughter of Paroah/Daughter of God: The Spiritual/Moral Mother of Moshe

Posted by Meesh Hammer-Kossoy on January 1, 2018
Topics: Pardes from Jerusalem: Weekly Parsha Podcast, Shemot, Shemot (Exodus)

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Moshe’s tremendous spiritual and moral greatness did not emerge from nowhere. His adoptive mother served as his progenitor with her remarkable ability to defy the fear-mongering dehumanization of her family and community and to choose a path of moral courage.

A close study of the midrash about her helps us to better appreciate her greatness and the way she paved a path for Moshe.

This podcast episode is sponsored by Robert Hammer in memory of his beloved late wife, Barbara Hammer z”l.

Credits:
Larry Kluger – Creative Consultant
Arlene Harel – Production Coordinator

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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