Pesach 2010: Act Now to Combat Slavery
Spring is the season of nature's renewal. Pesach or Passover is also known as Hag HaAviv, the Festival of Springtime as well as Z'man Cheirutenu, the Season of our Liberation. Renewal and liberation are universal: every human being is entitled to freedom and hope for the future. As we celebrate the liberation of the Jewish people from slavery in Egypt this season, let us take action to liberate the millions of men, women and children who remain enslaved.
Moses demanded of Pharaoh: "Let my people go". Now we must demand that oppressors everywhere, "Let all people go!"
Here are some things you can do today to help end slavery around the world.
Go to our website to:
Contact your government representatives. Ask them to support funding to combat slavery and to aid victims of trafficking.
Learn about modern day slavery at our website.
You can also:
Donate to Rabbis for Human Rights-North America's Jewish Campaign to End Slavery.
Become a fan of K'vod Habriot on facebook.
Read one of the many books available about slavery. Some suggestions:
Modern Slavery: The Secret World of 27 Million People, Kevin Bales, Zoe Trodd and Alex Kent Williamson
Ending Slavery, Kevin Bales
A Crime So Monstrous: Face to Face with Modern-Day Slavery, E. Benjamin Skinner
The Slave Next Door: Human Trafficking and Slavery in America Today, Kevin Bales and Ron Soodalter
Wishing you a very happy Passover,