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Jewish Ideas and the #MeToo Movement is a Course

Jewish Ideas and the #MeToo Movement

Ended Sep 6, 2018


Full course description

One-time, online, 60 minute session

Full Description:

Should I violate your dignity if you violate mine?  What is our responsibility when things go wrong? How can ancient Jewish tradition help us clarify what is wrong with sexual harassment?  And once rumors get started, how do we as Hillel professionals respond?  How do we balance the rights of all parties to human dignity and confidentiality? In this interactive learning session we will leverage compelling Jewish texts to bring Jewish wisdom to bear on these important questions and more.

Course Meets:

This Course is for:
All professionals.

  • Online
    • Wednesday, September 5th,1:00pm - 2:00pm EDT / 10:00am - 11:00am PDT 
Course Instructor:
Rabbi Dr Meesh Hammer-Kossoy teaches Talmud and the Social Justice Track at the Pardes Institute of Jewish Studies  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.

Meesh is also a graduate of NATIV, Pardes, Midreshet Lindenbaum, MaTaN, Drisha, and ATID. She has received many fellowships including Lady Davis, National Foundation for Jewish Culture, Memorial Foundation and ATID. She has also taught at NYU, Drisha and Midreshet Lindenbaum. Despite having written her dissertation about criminal punishment in the Talmudic period, Meesh is known by her husband and three children as a lover of mercy and kindness.

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