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By February 12, 2018 Read More →

Rav Benny Lau – Israel Must Protect Its Foreigners

From the Times of Israel.

A Jewish response to the plight of Israel’s African migrant workers.

Leaders shoulder a weighty responsibility. They must hear the cries of injustice that arise from the street and, at the same time, filter out the noise that threatens to divert them from doing what is right and good.

In May 2012, I was privileged to teach at the Tanakh (Bible) study circle that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu held at his home in memory of his father-in-law. The text was the Book of Ruth. The group spent nearly the entire session discussing the dubious lineage of King David, descendant of a Moabite woman, Ruth, and the remarkable way in which the biblical Israelite society overcame their xenophobia and absorbed this foreign woman.

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