Hanukah 5783: Forgetfulness that Leads to Blessed Discord

Posted by Meesh Hammer-Kossoy on December 15, 2022
Topics: Dissonance & Harmony, Pardes from Jerusalem, Chanukah

During a holiday where there is both darkness and light, where we retreat indoors and shine brightly from the windowsill, go on a journey with Pardes North America to find meaning in the discord within our tradition.

Night 1 – Forgetfulness that Leads to Blessed Discord

Featuring Rabbi Dr. Meesh Hammer-Kossoy

Rav Hutner suggests that the Greek campaign to make us forget Torah succeeded, and that we are better off for it.

 

Music Credits: Klezmer by Crowander is licensed under an Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License.

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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