Research at the Margins

  • Israelites were commanded to “glean at the edges” of their fields, i.e. gather all that’s left behind after the harvesting, particularly at the periphery and between neighboring fields.
  • Makoto Fujimura speaks of the “rich cultural estuaries” where diverse ecosystems mix – and a similarly rich research estuary is found between our well-established academic domains and silos.

“When you reap the harvest of your land, do not reap all the way to the edges of your field or gather the gleanings of your harvest. Leave them for the poor and the foreign resident… ” Lev. 23:22