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Scholar-in-Residence Dr. Hammer-Kossoy
July 11, 2015 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Dr. Hammer-Kossoy, originally from Washington, D.C., 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.
Dr. Hammer-Kossoy 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. Dr. Hammer-Kossoy has also taught at NYU, Drisha and Midreshet Lindenbaum and currently teaches Talmud and the Social Justice Track at Pardes.
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.