Encountering the Stranger

Hence “the stranger who dwells among you shall be as one of your own, and you shall love him as yourself. For you were strangers in the land of Egypt: I am the Lord” (Leviticus 19:34). That is, you shall love him k'mokha, “as yourself,” ...

Encountering the Stranger

In an age when "collisions of faith" among the Abrahamic traditions continue to produce strife and violence that threatens the well-being of individuals and communities worldwide, the contributors to Encountering the Stranger--six Jewish, six Christian, and six Muslim scholars--takes responsibility to examine their traditions' understandings of the stranger, the "other," and to identify ways that can bridge divisions and create greater harmony.

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