The Pardes community believes that the best way to answer tragedy is with kindness. The 16th annual Yom Iyun shel Chesed in loving memory of Marla Bennett and Benjamin Blutstein, z”l who were murdered in the 2002 Hebrew University bombing during the Second Intifada began with a short memorial ceremony, followed by a moving lecture by former director, Rabbi Levi Lauer and food rescue with Leket Israel. The ceremony is recorded here.
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.