In this week’s parsha, we are given the laws of female servitude — worse, a female child, being sold by her parents! How are we, as 21st century students of the Torah, meant to understand such a difficult piece of text? In this video, Rabbi Fohrman shows us that the Torah argues that to create a better society, we must be proactive about addressing social and economic inequality.



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Rabbi David Fohrman is the dean of Aleph Beta Academy. He has taught at Johns Hopkins University, and was a lead writer and editor for ArtScroll's Talmud translation project. Aleph Beta creates videos to help people experience Torah in way that is relevant and meaningful to them. for more videos, visit: alephbeta.org.

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  1. Beautiful Insight Todah Rabah ! However there needs to be correction that there is no slavery today – there certaintly is. Sexual slavery and trafficking is a huge problem, so slavery certaintly isnt abolished. The failure of Leadership in the Klal has also brought slavery to the people – through Beis Din corruption and a failure to follow Torah, this has brought the people into slavery. We need again to be redeemed out of this insufferable slavery that men have put on us (not Torah).

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