August 26th, 2023 — Ki Teitzei 5783
This summer, we’ve become a city of picket lines, with more than 100,000 workers out on strike. Though the particulars of each strike might differ, screenwriters, actors, hotel employees, and city staffers are unified in demanding greater respect from their employers and the right to a sustainable livelihood. The Torah is clear that the dangerous gap between the power of the employer and the worker necessitates our solidarity with the worker’s pursuit of dignity. Let’s make our voices heard.