A new two-session course presenting a non-partisan, Jewish view of hot-button 2016 election issues - Gun Control and Immigration. This course will tackle these tough issues head-on by comparing how U.S. law, contemporary Israeli law, and Talmudic law approach these matters and will be taught by Rabbi Mendy Harlig. The class is free.
Session 2 - Immigration:
There is a long raging debate about immigration that is currently reaching a fever-pitch in this country. The threats of global terrorism and the Syrian refugee crisis have only intensified the dialogue surrounding this sensitive topic.
In fact, the debate about what to do with those who are living in the U.S. illegally is so heated,
there is a lack of consensus regarding whether to call these people “undocumented immigrants” or “illegal aliens.”
Some would like to see the U.S. relax its immigration policies while others would prefer there be no restrictions on immigration whatsoever. Still, others would like tougher immigration laws and want the government to begin further restricting who can come into the country.
What teachings from the Torah are relevant to the topic of immigration and how might they influence the conversation?
Like all JLI programs, the Election Course is designed to appeal to people at all levels of Jewish knowledge, including those without any prior experience or background in Jewish learning. All JLI courses are open to the public, and attendees need not be affiliated with a particular synagogue, temple, or any other house of worship.
Sponsor: Chabad of Green Valley/Henderson