“Welcoming the Stranger”: Reflecting, Learning, and Acting on Immigration Issues
In his “Letter from a Birmingham Jail,” Dr. Martin Luther King wrote:
“Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere. We are caught in an inescapable network of mutuality, tied in a single garment of destiny. Whatever affects one directly, affects all indirectly.”
As we consider Dr. King’s legacy and aim to understand how to respond Jewishly to important topics in the American public sphere such as: immigration, refugees, and borders, “Welcoming the Stranger” will be an opportunity to reflect on Torah values regarding the ger, or stranger, learn about current issues and events from various perspectives, and respond by putting our values into action.
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