Welcoming The Stranger

This post first appeared as “North Carolina Rabbi Welcomes Immigrants” on The Shmooze blog at the Forward.

A rabbi in North Carolina is letting people know — in a big way — about the biblical injunction to welcome the stranger.

Rabbi Eric Solomon of Beth Meyer Synagogue in Raleigh is a member of a Uniting N.C., an interfaith coalition that has put up billboards in support of immigrants.

“Once they’re here, the question for me is not about whether they’re legal, documented, undocumented or illegal. That question is complicated and has its own conversation,” he told the Winston-Salem Journal. “The issue is when they’re here, do we welcome them with the highest values that America and my Torah teaches us in terms of welcome and love of the stranger, that every person is made in God’s image.”

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© 2011 Renee Ghert-Zand. All rights reserved.

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