Jewcology: Everybody needs good neighbors

29.12.2012                      16.Tewet. 5773                      Wajechi

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Jewcology: Everybody needs good neighbors

Dr. Akina Wolf explains the 'Laws of Neighbors' and how to maintain a sustainable and respectful relationship with the people around you.

Living in this world means being a neighbor. This fundamental principle is found in the very roots of the Hebrew language. According to Rabbi Samson Raphael Hirsch: “[The Hebrew word] shachan means both to dwell, and also to be a neighbor. In Jewish thought, to dwell means to be a neighbor. When a Jew takes a place on earth to be his dwelling place he must at the same time concede space and domain to his fellow men for a similar dwelling place”….