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Tag Archives: Dr. Meesh Hammer-Kossoy

[Pardes from Jerusalem Podcast] VaYetze 5773: Jacob’s Exodus from Haran

Posted on November 23, 2012 by The Director of Digital Media

This week, Dr. Meesh Hammer-Kossoy discusses Jacob’s Exodus from Haran in VaYetze. Click here to listen Shabbat shalom!

[Pardes From Jerusalem Podcast] Chukkat 5772: The Sin of Moses and Aaron

Posted on June 29, 2012 by The Director of Digital Media

This week, Dr. Meesh Hammer-Kossoy discusses the fatal sins of Moses and Aaron in Parashat Chukkat. Click to listen. Shabbat Shalom!

Bring-your-Mom-to-Pardes Day

Posted on February 20, 2012 by Mira

The shift from first semester to second semester started during our week off when half of Pardes went on a tiyul to the Arava desert. I’m not a hiking fan, but I love the desert in Israel and have always felt connected to it. This was a wonderful opportunity for me to reflect on my Continue Reading »

[Pardes from Jerusalem Podcast] Mishpatim 5772

Posted on February 17, 2012 by Barer

On this week’s podcast, Meesh discusses one of the more controversial laws introduced in Mishpatim, that of “an eye for an eye” Mishpatim 5772

Week 22: Aramaic, Women, Meditation, and Other Foreign Languages

Posted on February 4, 2012 by Derek Kwait

(X-posted from my home blog, Yinzer in Yerushalayim) I decided to challenge myself this semester, to fully take advantage of my time here by trying new Jewish things and getting outside my comfort zones. Since every subject of Torah has its own special jargon, world view, sources, legends, authorities, inside jokes, the result has been Continue Reading »

Week 19: Tastes of Home

Posted on January 16, 2012 by Derek Kwait

(X-posted from my home blog, Yinzer in Yerushalayim) As I end my first semester in Israel, I am surrounded by reminders of where I come from and how I got here. It started last Thursday night, when I made halushki, a Central/Eastern European dish popular in Western Pennsylvania, at my friend מיכאל’s (pronounced “Mee-kha-el”) apartment Continue Reading »

[Pardes from Jerusalem Podcast] Vayishlach 5772

Posted on December 9, 2011 by Barer

This week Meesh discusses the troubling episode of the rape of Dina vayishlach 5772

Meesh & Leora

Posted on November 24, 2011 by The Director of Digital Media

A Week of Fullness, Friends and Fun

Posted on October 30, 2011 by Eliyahu B.

Cross-posted from the Peaceable Pilgrim: Shalom friends! It is the beginning of a new week here in Jerusalem, and the past one was filled with SO MUCH AWESOMENESS that I just have to share with you. Classes started up again full-swing on Sunday, and even though I was somewhat dreading getting back to a normal Continue Reading »

[Student Profile] Jonathan Tassoff

Posted on April 5, 2011 by David Bogomolny

On his 40th birthday, during a silent Shambhala meditation retreat on a mountain in Vermont, Jonathan (’09-’10, Fellows ’10-’11) asked himself, “what do I really want to do?” And the answer came to him, “I want to study Torah in Israel.” Soon thereafter, Jonathan applied to Pardes, and received the nicest e-mail from Dr. Meesh Hammer-Kossoy that he had ever received Continue Reading »