How to be holy? …
What does G-d want us to do? …
Respect the “other” ——–
Included in this week’s portion are commandments about how to treat those who, because of social class, disability, age, or immigration status might seem different from us.
You shall not pick your vineyard bare, or gather the fallen fruit of your vineyard; you shall leave them for the poor and stranger.
You shall not insult the deaf, or place a stumbling block before the blind.
You shall rise before the aged and show deference to the old.
The strangers who reside with you shall be to you as your citizens; you shall love each one as yourself, for you were strangers in the land of Egypt.
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