by Aryeh Bernstein This devar torah for Parashat Ki Tavo and Labor Day was first written internally for the Avodah Service Corps, for which the
In 2008 the Conservative Movement directed Jewish institutions to hire union labor. But the Jewish Theological Seminary is breaking its own teshuva.
Domestic workers are routinely deprived of the protections that most workers have. As Jews, this issue resonates deeply. We have roots as leaders of the Labor Movement, the Civil Rights Movement and other progressive campaigns throughout history. In fact, much of our own history in this country is as immigrants and low-wage workers.