Preach Rabbi!

This is Rabbi Morris Allen, speaking to the two hundred thousand people gathered to rally for comprehensive immigration reform in America.

6 Responses to “Preach Rabbi!”

  1. That’s my Uncle!


    uzi · March 22nd, 2010 at 2:13 pm
  2. Mine too! Way to go Uncle Mo!


    SBA · March 22nd, 2010 at 5:34 pm
  3. Actually the story of Passover is of people returning from a land not their own to their own original land.


    Dave Boxthorn · March 22nd, 2010 at 9:38 pm
  4. Dave knows what the rest of us don’t: To apply the lessons of our tradition to a contemporary event, the details must be exactly, unerringly parallel.


    David A.M. Wilensky · March 22nd, 2010 at 11:28 pm
  5. not to mention there is no ‘original land,’ unless you mean eden… avraham avinu didn’t originate in eretz yisroel, did he?


    Justin · March 23rd, 2010 at 1:30 am
  6. Actually, Rabbi Allen is correct. The Israelites were migrant workers who went down to Egypt for economic gain–no different than the millions of migrants who find their way to America. They were and remain the first group of migrant workers redeemed and while they choose to return to their promised land, many of today’s migrant workers will choose to stay here–if given the chance to do so openly and honestly.


    alvin · March 23rd, 2010 at 9:00 pm

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