Exodus 23:9
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וְגֵר, לֹא תִלְחָץ; וְאַתֶּם, יְדַעְתֶּם אֶת-נֶפֶשׁ הַגֵּר--כִּי-גֵרִים הֱיִיתֶם, בְּאֶרֶץ מִצְרָיִם.
You shall not oppress a ger, for you know the feelings of the ger, having yourselves been gerim in the land of Egypt.
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Suggested Discussion Questions:

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?

What protections, rights, and privileges did the Bible envision for gerim? What rights or protections might these translate into in contemporary American society? How might American society look different if we made more policy decisions based on the Jewish values expressed in these texts?

4 ד
Time Period: Biblical (early ancestors to 165 BCE)