If Slavery is Not Wrong, then Nothing is Wrong
The Torah and the Struggle Against Slavery Past, Present, and Future

Jason Rubenstein

How does the Torah orient us to freedom and enslavement of Jews, and of others? What strategies can bridge the Exodus's assault on slavery with much of the tradition's acceptance of slavery as a social institution? We'll look closely at Jewish reflections on freedom and enslavement in both classical sources and more recent American history, with the goal of moving beyond the either-or of particularism/universalism to a stance that integrates universal human dignity with distinctive historical experience. Recorded live at our Pre-Pesah Evening of Learning and Song 2018, sponsored in memory of Jerome L. Stern.

If Slavery is Not Wrong, then Nothing is Wrong
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