MOSHE'S MORAL BRAVERY - "DARKHEI MOSHE", PARASHAT SHEMOT, RABBI MOSHE CHALPHON HACOHEN - PART 2
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ר' משה כלפון הכהן, "דרכי משה" פרשת שמות, ג'רבא, תוניס, מאה ה-19
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וכן גם בהיות אחד מאחינו בית ישראל עושק אין להעלים עין וראוי לעזור ולהושיע את הנעשק, גם בהיות הנעשק נכרי ראוי גם כן בבוא מעשה כזה לעמוד לימין הנעשק כי תועבת ה' כל עושה עול.
Moreover when one of our fellow Jews is exploiting someone else – one cannot turn a blind eye and action must be taken to help and rescue the oppressed. Even when the oppressed person is not of our faith, it is proper that even in such a situation one stand in support of those that are being persecuted, because any oppressor is repulsive to God (Deut. 25:16). [Translation by Mishael Zion. Edited for gender neutrality]
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Suggested Discussion Questions:

1. Why might someone think it is ok to oppress someone of another faith community? Where do you see evidence of this attitude today?

2. What is our unique role in fighting oppression by Jews today? How can we continue to fight?

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Time Period: Modern (Spinoza through post-WWII)