I was shocked and appalled to read a letter to the editor decrying “liberal activism in our schools” (“Liberal Activism in Our Schools” September 7, 2023).
The five high school seniors who traveled to Phoenix to aid asylum seekers should be applauded and commended. To insult these teens for providing chesed to the immigrants without checking their papers is insulting to anyone who does good for the sake of doing good.
Tikkun olam is all about making the world a better place, something I think we can all agree we want our children to learn. I would be horrified if my kids’ school taught them that it’s only chesed if the poor and destitute people were legal. I imagine M. Greenberg of Englewood would be singing a different tune if we were talking about the Jews of Europe from 1933-1945.