The Emptying of Cities

By Shari Cohen

CLAL: the National Jewish Center for Learning and Leadership, 1999

The author uses the holiday Sukkot, when Jews traditionally dwell in temporary structures, the recent pre-hurricane evacuation of certain American Southeastern coastal cities, and the flight of residents of Dili, in East Timor, as the basis for reflections on the principle of population relocation as a preemptive response to the threat of violence.

Topic: International Relations, Refugees, Values, Global Responsibility

Name of Publication: CLAL Politics and Policy Archive

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Language: English

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Cohen, Shari. The Emptying of Cities. CLAL Politics and Policy Archive. CLAL: the National Jewish Center for Learning and Leadership. 1999:


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