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Fresh Updates from RACBlog: Human Trafficking

Fresh Updates from RACBlog: Human Trafficking

Remembering that Slavery is Not Just an Injustice of the Past
Posted on Thursday January 22, 2015

Too often, we conceive of slavery as problem of the past, a moral lapse that has been corrected. The truth is, however, that more people are enslaved today than were enslaved at any other point in world history. The International Labor Organization, an agency of the United Nations, estimates that 21 million people across the […]

This Passover, Let Us Commit to Ending Modern-Day Slavery
Posted on Friday April 04, 2014

In typical Jewish fashion, Passover is a holiday centered on the celebration of our freedom while also ensuring that we do not forget the bitterness of slavery. We gather our friends and family for a meal, but we cut out chametz and kitniyot, requiring us to get creative with matzah – but honestly, matzah is […]

Why is this night different? Ending slavery in our time.
Posted on Tuesday April 01, 2014

By Maurice I. Middleberg, Executive Director, Free the Slaves The Jewish people have a special connection to the curse of slavery and to its eradication. At the heart of our history is the Exodus. “ Avadim hayinu – We were slaves,” the Torah teaches. At Pesach, we rightly relax and celebrate the freedom we enjoy. […]

National Freedom Day
Posted on Friday January 31, 2014

February 1st is National Freedom Day, an opportunity to reflect on the travesty that is human trafficking, as well as a time to rededicate ourselves to expunging this widespread violation of human rights and dignity. On this day in 1865, President Abraham Lincoln signed the Thirteenth Amendment into law – the constitutional amendment that ended […]

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