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Midat Sodom and the Housing Affordability Crisis
Limmud NY (2019)
  • Michael Lewyn
Ancient Jewish texts states that the city of Sodom was overthrown because of its hostility to hospitality. Today, American cities often limit new housing; is this policy analogous to midat Sodom (Hebrew for "the ways of Sodom")? What arguments justify these policies, and what counter-arguments are relevant to those arguments?
  • zoning,
  • exclusion,
  • sodom,
  • midrash,
  • tosefta,
  • rent,
  • affordable housing
Publication Date
February 17, 2019
New York NY
Citation Information
Michael Lewyn. "Midat Sodom and the Housing Affordability Crisis" Limmud NY (2019)
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