Rosh Hashanah, traditionally the start of the New Year in Judaism, began at sunset on September 9th, 2018. The holiday ends at nightfall two days later. Rosh Hashanah is a time of atonement for past wrongdoing and for looking ahead to new beginnings. Consider honoring this day by becoming a modern-day abolitionist.

Anti-Slavery International estimates that there are 40.3 million people trapped in modern-day enslavement worldwide. There are many ways you can take part in the modern-day abolitionist movement. Some are immersive, while other methods are as simple as making smarter purchases. A great way to start is by educating yourself, so go ahead and begin by clicking the button above.

If you are looking for an organization to connect with, check out our directory of anti-slavery organizations. If you'd like more information about how to become a modern-day abolitionist, follow this link. If you are observing Rosh Hashanah and are looking for ideas on how to celebrate in a slave free way, check out End Slavery Now's Fair Trade Holiday board on Pinterest, now with a section on Fair Trade Judaica.

Shanah Tovah!

Forms of Abolition:
Empowerment, Awareness

Forms of Slavery:
Forced Labor, Bonded Labor, Child Labor