XENOPHOBIA OR NATIONAL SECURITY? FROM PHARAOH AND THE ISRAELITES TO JAPANESE INTERNMENT AND BORDER WALLS
Instructor: Rabbi Klein
Can text study of Biblical stories and their diverse interpretations empower us to engage more constructively in disagreements today? In our nation and around the world, civil discourse across political divides has become less and less civil. The lack of desire to try to understand those with opposing opinions, and the resulting loss of ability to disagree constructively over critical questions pose a threat to democracies around the world. In this course, we will use ancient and modern Jewish texts in order to explore questions of immigration policy and how we treat the proverbial and literal strangers in our midst.
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