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Contemporary Jewish Labor Campaigns: The Labor Movement Begins at Home

Unit 1 , Lesson 8

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Contemporary Jewish Labor Campaigns: The Labor Movement Begins at Home

Enduring understandings: 
  • Mechanisms for protecting the rights of laborers found in the Classical Jewish tradition continue to serve us in the contemporary Jewish world.
  • As employers, employees, and consumers, we are all engaged in labor relations and responsible for making sure working conditions are fair.
Essential questions: 
  • What does Jewish tradition teach about fair and unfair working conditions and why everyone should be concerned, regardless of whether they experience harsh working conditions themselves?
  • In what ways do unfair labor practices violate basic human rights and what approaches are currently being used to abolish them?
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