The Limmud Sugia Social Beit Midrash


House of bondage

House of bondage

Exodus Chapter 20, 1-3

(1) And God spoke all these words, saying:

(2) I am the LORD thy God, who brought thee out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of bondage. Thou shalt have no other gods before Me.

(3) Thou shalt not make unto thee a graven image, nor any manner of likeness, of any thing that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth;

Exodus Chapter 20, 1-3
A chain around your neck

A chain around your neck

If you put a chain

around the neck of a slave,

the other end

fastens itself around your own.

Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803–1882)

Slavery continues TODAY. Millions of men, women and children around the world are forced to lead lives as slaves.

Although this exploitation is often not called slavery, the conditions are the same. People are sold like objects, forced to work for little or no pay and are at the mercy of their ‘employers’.

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