Mishpatim 2020 – Establishing our own memories of being “The Other”

The Torah provides the most fundamental rationale for our treatment of, attitudes towards the stranger: “You shall not oppress (harass) the stranger, because you know the soul of the stranger-since you were strangers in the land of Egypt.” (Shemot, 23:9) The purpose here is to establish our memories of ourselves as the foreigner, the stranger, specifically understood through the prism of “The Other.”

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