Rally today against Trump’s Plan for Refugees and Muslims

I’m pulling my daughter Carol out of Hebrew School today so that we can attend this rally, at 5 pm in Washington Square Park, against Trump’s pending declaration that most refugees will no longer be given refuge here and travelers from seven predominantly Muslim countries will no longer be welcome here. This is my obligation as a citizen and, even more important, as a Jew.

A writer once wrote:

Four hundred years of bondage in Egypt, rendered as metaphoric memory, can be spoken in a moment; in a single sentence. What this sentence is, we know; we have built every idea of moral civilization on it. It is a sentence that conceivably sums up at the start every revelation that came afterward…”The stranger that sojourneth with you shall be unto you as the home-born among you, and you shall love him as yourself; because you were strangers in the land of Egypt.”

I can’t think of a better way to teach my child what it means to be a Jew, at this moment, than to stand with those who are now being made strangers in the land of Egypt.

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  1. xenon2 January 25, 2017 at 11:23 am | #

    I’m much more upset by Trump’s policy on I/P. Trump at one time, said he would be neutral in I/P, later changed his mind. Peter Lavelle just went on and on about isn’t it great that Trump’s Realpolitik is just what we need, w/o mentioning I/P. https://www.rt.com/shows/crosstalk/374737-trump-president-great-us/

    Trump said it thought settlements were fine, that moving Israel’s capital to al-Quds are in order, inviting Netanyahu to Washington, having Jared Kushner and David Friedman at hand, etc. http://alternativenews.org/index.php/features-02/325-al-quds-the-key-to-peace-the-key-to-war

    Why are people immigrating? war, murder, NAFTA, NATO…
    Stuff the US has done to other countries.

    It’s easy to march, but it doesn’t mean anything.
    Climate Change march was sponsored by #BigOil.
    Remember that, as you march.

  2. realthog January 25, 2017 at 11:27 am | #

    I can’t be there, but in spirit I’m standing with you and your daughter.

  3. Bree Robin January 25, 2017 at 5:12 pm | #

    Another proud moment.

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