Parashat Tazria 5782: Selective Memory; Choosing Productive Narratives

Posted by Meesh Hammer-Kossoy on March 27, 2022
Topics: Pardes from Jerusalem, Torah, Vayikra (Leviticus), Tazria, Rosh Chodesh

Parashat Tazria 5782: Selective Memory; Choosing Productive Narratives

This podcast episode is sponsored by Pardes alum Graham Hoffman in honor of his parents, teachers, and role models Rabbi Richard and Rebbitzen Debra Zussman.

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

*This podcast was originally published on April 1, 2019.

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Rabbi Dr. Meesh Hammer-Kossoy – Pardes Faculty and Host for Pardes from Jerusalem
Rabbi Adam Titcher – Lead Consultant and Producer

About Meesh Hammer-Kossoy

Meesh is the Director of the Pardes Year Program, where she has been making her professional home since 1999. 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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