Authors Posts by Shira Hecht-Koller and Aaron Koller

Shira Hecht-Koller and Aaron Koller

Shira Hecht-Koller is an educator, attorney, and writer. She is currently Director of Education for 929 English, a platform for the daily global study of Tanakh and a faculty member at Drisha, where she teaches and directs the Dr. Beth Samuels High School fellowship program. She brings with her a decade of experience teaching Jewish and interdisciplinary studies in high schools. Prior to embarking on a career in education, she practiced corporate intellectual property law at Debevoise & Plimpton, LLP. Shira was a Paradigm Fellow at the Paideia Institute of Jewish Studies in Stockholm, where she is currently Educational Ambassador, and holds a certificate in experiential education from M2. She is a past board member of Uri L’Ttzedek, and sits on the advisory board of Shazur/Interwoven, an organization designed to rebuild the relationship between Israeli and American Jewry. She holds a JD from Cardozo School of Law. Her photography was featured in The Jewish Journey Haggadah (authored by Adena Berkowitz). Aaron Koller is professor of Near Eastern studies at Yeshiva University, where he is chair of the Beren Department of Jewish Studies. His last book was Esther in Ancient Jewish Thought (Cambridge University Press), and his next is Unbinding Isaac: The Akedah in Jewish Thought (forthcoming from JPS/University of Nebraska Press in 2020); he is also the author of numerous studies in Semitic philology. Aaron has served as a visiting professor at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem and held research fellowships at the Albright Institute for Archaeological Research and the Hartman Institute.

Anonymous Leadership:  The Emotional Drama in Ishay Ribo’s Seder ha-Avodah

Shira Hecht-Koller and Aaron Koller explore the worship of the Kohen Gadol through the voice of Ishay Ribo.