Which neighbor are you?
The original meaning of neighbor was “associate” (Hebrew, rea). In Leviticus 19:18, the term clearly referred to a fellow Hebrew: “Do not take revenge or bear a grudge against members of your community, but love your neighbor as yourself; I am Yahweh.” Here the parallel for “your neighbor” is “members of your community.” The Israelites were to treat such persons fairly and kindly and were not to cheat or rob them.
Further, they were to extend the same kindness to the foreigner dwelling among them: “when a foreigner lives with you in your land, you must not oppress him. You must regard the foreigner who lives with you as the native-born among you. You are to love him as yourself, for you were foreigners in the land of Egypt; I am Yahweh your God” (Lev. 19:33).
The Immigration Ban is a Headfake, and We’re Falling For It
A touching story about a Syrian refugee finding a home… and a purpose
In this short film, Welcome to Canada, learn about a Syrian refugee’s story, Mohammed Alsaleh, who fled violence and imprisonment by the Assad regime during Syria’s Civil War. Mohammed was granted asylum and now lives in Canada where he counsels newly arrived Syrian refugee families. It’s a dramatic example of resilience, human rights, and cultural displacement.
“Only when lions get to write history
will the hunters cease to be the heroes.”