Through a fanciful Gemara about an unsung heroine, the wife of On ben Peleth, Rabbi Dr. Meesh Hammer-Kossoy examines what it means to be a good friend, neighbor, or family member, as well as the complexity of Korah’s holiness claim. Can “the whole community be holy?”
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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.