My friend Marc Brettler wrote an open letter to President Trump concerning refugees and asked me if I would post it. And I am most happy to.
Brettler is the Bernice and Morton Lerner Professor of Jewish Studies at Duke University, and formerly longtime professor at Brandeis University. If you’re not familiar with his work, check out his great website, TheTorah.com. He has written many books, one of which I co-authored (The Bible and the Believer). He also co-edited The Jewish Annotated New Testament and The Jewish Study Bible.
Here is the link to the letter, which is brief and well-spoken.