Noach: What is in a Window?

Posted by Meesh Hammer-Kossoy on October 7, 2018
Topics: Pardes from Jerusalem, Bereishit (Genesis), Noach


Noach is commanded to make a “tzohar” in his ark. Is that a window or a glow-in-the-dark gem? And what does it tell us about how to balance the values of developing relationships, helping others, self-protection and intimacy?

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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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