Jewish Approaches to Israeli Minorities Part 4: Refugees: Then and Now

Posted by Meesh Hammer-Kossoy on February 23, 2016
Topics: Jewish Approaches to Israeli Minorities, Pardes Live and Mini-Series

Five-part series on Am I my Brother’s Keeper? Jewish Approaches to Israeli Minorities. This lecture is taught by Rabbi Meesh Hammer-Kossoy who will discuss Refugees: Then and Now. We take a closer look at Jewish texts in order to thoughtfully consider the conditions of the over 50,000 Sudanese and Eritrean refugees who are currently in Israel, and to the global refugee crisis, in general. What are our obligations, from a Jewish perspective?

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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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