You Shall Not Oppress A Stranger t shirt (Immigrant benefit project)

Regular price $25.00

One small, Six mediums remaining.

These are the last shirts of this run. 

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YOU. SHALL. NOT. OPPRESS. A. STRANGER.

T SHIRT BENEFIT PROJECT *
50 % of all profits from this shirt will be donated to
HIAS aka THE HEBREW IMMIGRANT AID SOCIETY

HIAS has a presence in 12 countries across the globe. The organization's staff work with refugees living on the margins of foreign cities or in refugee camps. Depending on location, HIAS services can include trauma counseling, art therapy, legal advice, and humanitarian assistance, among others. Working with the U.S. government, the government of Israel, the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, and a host of non-governmental organizations, HIAS assists refugees with U.S. resettlement and follows through with immigrant integration and citizenship programs.

Some relevant reading on YOU SHALL NOT OPPRESS A STRANGER

Marc Gary, JTS: 

"The Torah admonishes us about the treatment of strangers no fewer than 36 times, including both the verse quoted above and a similar verse found later (Exod. 23:9): 'You shall not oppress a stranger, for you know the feelings of the stranger, having yourselves been strangers in the Land of Egypt.' No other commandment is repeated so often."

Rabbi Danya Ruttenberg:  

"So, OK, after the entire Israelite people go through some real suffering, we're gonna have to spell out very clearly that YOU DO NOT DO THIS TO PEOPLE. Suffering is supposed to open you to be empathetic of others. To care for them. To teach you to use your power responsibly." twitter thread