by Rabbi Rachael Bregman

We Were Slaves

The Jewish Community Unites Against Sex Trafficking

Sex trafficking—holding women, often very young women, as prisoners to serve in the sex trade. Not a subject usually discussed in Jewish circles. But a groundbreaking
conference in April 2013, sponsored by the UJA-Federation of New York, fea
tured an anonymous young woman who managed to escape from her bondage and her pimp. It also spotlighted resources for victims, and heard from, among others, Atlanta rabbi Rachael Bregman, who called for stopping the problem at the demand side: the men who use these women for sex.

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