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From the Sources is designed to facilitate holiday text study around issues of social justice. We invite you to engage in the texts and use them in your community to teach and take action. Use From the Sources to: • Learn with others. Read through this text study together with a friend or a group of friends and discuss the issues it raises. • Enrich your own learning. This resource aims to inspire thought-provoking and challenging perspectives on the holiday texts. • Teach. Invite others to share in this learning. Use it as the basis for a dvar Torah or to motivate action in support of advocacy or tzedakah initiatives in your school, synagogue or Hillel.
This source sheet explores different ways of prioritizing how we respond to people in need and argues that globalization obligates us to support people in developing countries.
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9. Environmental Justice is a Jewish value.
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The problems with restaurants serves as an important example of a larger problem that exists in a globalizing society. As more and more jobs are outsourced overseas, and produce is shipped around the world, we generally have no contact with the people who are producing the goods we consume. In order to uphold the dignity of those laborers who produce our consumer items, we need to be extra vigilant on both technical and emotional levels. Technically, we need to support organizations that monitor employee treatment.