5779 – Tazria/HaHodesh Selective Memory: Choosing Productive Narratives

Posted by Meesh Hammer-Kossoy on April 1, 2019
Topics: Pardes from Jerusalem, Torah, Vayikra (Leviticus), Tazria

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Why bring a sin offering after giving birth? The Gemara suggests that is all about forgetting. Parshat HaChodesh, on the other hand, is all about remembering. Yet these parshot usually fall together in leap years. Perhaps this points to the way Jewish tradition constructs healthy narratives.

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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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