The asylum seekers issue is dividing Israel and the Jewish world and presenting a tremendous challenge to the cohesiveness of Israeli society. Is Israel simply pursuing a rational immigration policy and protecting its resources and citizens, or are we failing in our moral and ethical responsibility as a Jewish state? Join Rabbi Zvi Hirschfield for a conversation with Jean-Marc Liling, a lawyer and advocate for the rights of refugees, asylum seekers and migrant workers in Israel. Jean Marc expresses passionate views about how he wants Israel to reflect what he believes to be the values and aspirations of the Torah texts he loves and studies.
This Pardes Life sees Pardes teacher Rabbi Zvi Hirshfield gets up close and personal with fellow teachers and alumni talking about life, texts and Pardes. See www.elmad.pardes.org/thispardeslife for other episodes in this series.