The Other is what I myself am not. The Other is this, not because of the Other’s character or psychology but because of the Other’s very alterity. The Other is, for example, the weak, the poor, ‘the orphan and widow,’ whereas I am the rich or the powerful.
Suggested Discussion Questions:
1. To whom does this text apply?
2. Who is the Other to the weak, poor, orphan, and widow?
3. Why is it important to acknowledge and encounter the Other?
Time Period: Contemporary (The Yom Kippur War until the present-day)