We Must Continue To Be A Light Unto The Nations

When my family immigrated to the US in the 1800’s, I know there were people who looked down on the eastern European countries from which they came. My family members, like so many other immigrants, worked hard to build a better life for themselves and to build this great nation. Today, as a rabbi in South Florida, I’m so lucky to know many Haitians, many El Salvadorians and many people from African nations who are building better lives for themselves and building a better America. We can argue about immigration policy. But as a nation of immigrants, as “a light unto the nations” (Isaiah 42:6), we must share our stories when our President, according to reports that he now denies, denigrates the homelands of good, hardworking, law abiding Americans and, allegedly, expresses a desire to have more immigrants from countries like Norway. In the 19th century, my family, like many…