The Emptying of Cities


Publication Date: January 1999

Publisher: National Jewish Center for Learning and Leadership

Author(s): Shari Cohen

Research Area: International relations

Keywords: Global Responsibility; Refugees; Values; International Relations

Type: Other


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.