1. The Torah spells out a series of punishments for people who commit crimes accidentally - from payment of damage to exile. Why should someone be required to pay for that which was unintentional? Isn't it to be expected that, as humans, we make mistakes?

  2. The Torah warns us not to be unkind to the stranger, for we were once ourselves strangers in Egypt. Is there an obligation to be nice to the stranger, or just not to be unkind? Is it possible to draw a line distinguishing between being nice and avoiding being unkind? How far must we take this obligation? Does this apply to every individual, or to the community as a whole? How well does your community accept people who are different?

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