Lessons on Immigration from Jewish Readings of Genesis

According to rabbinic tradition, the command to care for the stranger is the most frequently repeated commandment in the Torah (the five books of Moses, Judaism’s central holy text). Now, lest we Jews think that our ancient ancestors who shaped the Torah were paragons of virtue with regard to welcoming strangers, we should note that if a law has to be repeated over and over, it very well could be because people weren’t following it...