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  • Strangers, Immigrants and the Eglah Arufah

    By Rabbi Dr. Shmuly Yanklowitz

    April 5, 2013 | 9:56 am

    Responsibility to the Stranger

    The Jewish tradition places a strong emphasis on our duties toward the stranger. The Rabbis returned repeatedly to the injunction: “you shall not oppress a stranger, for you know the feelings of the stranger, having yourselves been strangers in the...

  • Allosemitism (noun)—Jews as the perpetual ‘other’

    August 7, 2008 | 4:41 am

    WEIMAR, Germany (JTA)—I learned a new word this summer—“allosemitism.”

    Coined by a Polish-Jewish literary critic named Artur Sandauer, the term describes a concept with which I am quite familiar—the idea of Jews as the perpetual “other.”

    Allosemitism can embrace both positive and...

  • The Answer Is Love

    By Julie G Fax

    January 8, 2004 | 7:00 pm

    Excerpt from "More Money Than God: Living a Rich Life Without Losing Your Soul," by Steven Z. Leder

    A few years ago, I was called to see an extremely famous and wealthy movie director. He was a friend of a friend, and he was in the hospital. We were strangers, this dying old man...