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Rabbis Organizing Rabbis: A Victory for Immigrant Justice

Aug 19, 2014 12:00 AM
by Joy Friedman I want to share good news with you! At the spring CSA meeting, the Commission approved Rabbis Organizing Rabbis’ new Immigration Reform strategy: defending undocumented immigrants from deportation. Last week, after quick vetting by the CSA, a group of our most committed ROR leaders made their first foray into deportation defense. Working with the National […]

Responding to the Immigration Crisis on the U.S. Southern Border

Aug 5, 2014 12:00 AM
By Rabbi Robert A. Nosanchuk Quite often I remember my great bobe and zayde and the little village in Belarus they left to make a life here. I never saw the inside of their village. But I do remember my visits to their home as a child, and can still feel the bristle of my […]

Immigration: A Jewish Perspective

Jul 21, 2014 12:00 AM
Thousands of years ago the Jewish people were expelled from the land of Israel into the Diaspora. They remained there until 1948 when the Jewish people finally achieved the dream of a homeland when the State of Israel was born. The Jewish people have never been strangers to exile or xenophobia. Having had this unique […]

Humanitarian Crisis at the Border

Jul 18, 2014 12:00 AM
By Leah Citrin In the last several weeks, considerable press time has been spent covering the humanitarian crisis taking place at the U.S.-Mexico border. A surge in unaccompanied minors from Central America has spurred much discussion and debate about the best way to address the fact that to date, 58,000 undocumented and unaccompanied minors have […]
From early in the nation's history, US immigration policy has reflected the tension between hospitality and hostility - between the desire to welcome immigrants and the perceived need to limit immigration to protect the interests of those already here.
"When strangers sojourn with you in your land, you shall not do them wrong. The strangers who sojourn with you shall be to you as the natives among you, and you shall love them as yourself; for you were strangers in the land of Egypt" (Leviticus 19:33-34).
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