1. What does this text mean by "harmonious"? What does "harmony" imply?
2. Why is it important that what one chooses to do with their life be harmonious for both themselves and humankind?
3. How can you use this text to reflect on your own life path?
1. What is the overall attitude of this text toward how we are supposed to treat gerim? What are some of the underlying reasons for why we’re supposed to behave this way?
2. What protections, rights, and privileges did the Torah envision for gerim?
3. What rights or protections might these translate into our contemporary American society?
4. How might American society look different if we made more personal decisions based on the Jewish values expressed in these texts?
1. Why do we engage in the examining history and the process of collective remembering?
2. In what ways do we share common experiences with other minority/ethnic groups?
3. Do we have other responsibilities that go beyond “non-oppression?”
1. What does this text teach us about the creations of God? Are all human beings part of this creation?
2. What kinds of responsibilities do we have to all human beings ? What is God's responsibility to all of his creation?
3. Have humans heeded God’s warning? How can we repair our mistakes?
1. In a time when one’s community is in trouble, what obligations do we have?
2. How do you define community?
3. What does this text teach us about the relationship of the individual to his or her community?