Rabbi Dr Meesh Hammer-Kossoy explains Ma'aser Sheni as the workings of the oldest layaway plan for family holidays in Jerusalem and how that is relevant to Jewish religious life.
Rabbi Dr. Meesh Hammer-Kossoy teaches Talmud and directs the Social Justice Track at the Pardes Institute of Jewish Studies in Jerusalem, an open, co-ed and non-denominational Jewish learning community where students encounter and grapple with classic texts and traditions of Judaism, while exploring their relevance to today's most pressing issues. Meesh was among the first cohort of Orthodox female rabbis ordained in June 2015. Meesh also serves as Director of Admissions and of Social Action, and writes an on-line course for the ICJW (International Council of Jewish Women). She has a PhD in Talmud from NYU.