Parshat Chaye Sara: Gender Roles

Posted by Meesh Hammer-Kossoy on November 4, 2015
Topics: Pardes from Jerusalem, Chaye Sarah

In this week’s podcast, Rabbi Meesh Hammer-Kossoy explores why Avraham seeks a wife for Yitzhak from his place of origin. In attempting to answer the question, some interesting ideas emerge about gender roles in the lives of our founding family.

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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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