Values to Define our Society

By Robert Rubin

Jewish Family & Life (JFL Media), April 2007

As Congress considers overhauling the immigration system, the author discusses the rhetoric around the immigration debate and what it says about us. If we sufficiently dehumanize immigrants, it becomes easier to justify the onerous laws and policies we impose. He makes suggestions for fair procedures for a legalization program and concludes that it's not simply an act of generosity to admit immigrants, but it actually keeps us vital - economically and culturally - while honoring the mandates of Torah.

Topic: Morality, Immigration, Ethics, Law, Economy, Public Policy

Name of Publication: Sh'ma: A Journal of Jewish Ideas

Editor: Berrin, Susan

Volume/Issue: Vol.37/no.639-640

Page Number(s): 5-6

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Genre: Article

Coverage: United States

Language: English

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Bibliographic Information:
Rubin, Robert. Values to Define our Society. Sh'ma: A Journal of Jewish Ideas. Jewish Family & Life (JFL Media). April 2007: 5-6.


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