The Emptying of Cities
Publication Date: January 1999
Publisher(s): National Jewish Center for Learning and Leadership
Author(s): Shari Cohen
Series: CLAL Politics and Policy Archive
Special Collection: Berman Jewish Policy Archive
Keywords: Global Responsibility; Refugees; Values; International Relations
The author uses the holiday Sukkot, when Jews traditionally dwell in temporary structures, the recent pre-hurricane evacuation of certain American Southeastern coastal cities, and the flight of residents of Dili, in East Timor, as the basis for reflections on the principle of population relocation as a preemptive response to the threat of violence.