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VIRTUAL: Social Distancing & Becoming Strangers

Mar 17, 2020 • 7:00 pm ET
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These days, we’re doing social distancing out of profound care for each other. But what about the other kind of “distancing” where we see each other as strangers?

Jewish tradition often reminds us of our ancestors’ history as wanderers, commanding us to love the stranger (36 times, to be exact). But what does welcoming the stranger actually mean in today’s complicated climate? Explore with Rabbi Jesse what Jewish values and texts say about our obligation to stand up for the rights of strangers, outsiders, asylum seekers, and immigrants.

In order to make this as meaningful an experience as possible for all involved, video participation in this virtual class is strongly encouraged.

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