T’ruah’s haggadah on fighting modern slavery features
- An engaging examination of modern slavery, with classical and contemporary texts, including
- how we can end it,
- how we support its survivors, and
- how we understand it religiously and spiritually.
- Three dozen side-commentaries by rabbis, activists, and survivors of human trafficking, which offer a diverse array of personal perspectives on the topic.
- Original artwork by trafficking survivors.
- Updated statistics on the Fair Food Program for 2016.
The haggadah is available in three versions:
1. Full haggadah for online reading–easily look through all 62 pages to see what inspires you.
2. Download a print-ready version of the full haggadah. Set your printer to “double-sided (flip on long edge),” then fold the printout in half and staple in the center for a ready-to-go haggadah. (Printer settings vary slightly; we recommend printing a test page or two before you print the whole haggadah.)
You also have the option of ordering a beautifully printed and bound copy from T’ruah; click here to order.
3. Download one or more sections to share with guests at your seder:
|Introduction||Motivational reflection on creating this haggadah by Rabbi Rachel Kahn-Troster, plus a guide to using it.|
|Kadesh/Ur’chatz||Reflections on human agency and making Ur’chatz feel like a holy ritual.|
|Karpas||A new take on two dippings.|
|Yachatz||Which half of the matzah are you saving for your Afikoman?|
|4 Questions, 4 Children||What’s different tonight–and what isn’t–and what do we wish were different?|
|The Legacy of American Slavery||Taking “In the beginning, our ancestors worshipped idols” as a starting point, explore the history of American slavery up to today through images and text.|
|Tzeh Ul’mad||Modern slavery around the world.|
|Ten Plagues||How many ways does being enslaved affect a person’s life?|
|Dayeinu||What’s this song really about?|
|Rabban Gamliel and “In Every Generation”||What is our obligation today? And what’s this tomato on our seder plate? Incorporates material from T’ruah’s “A Tomato On The Seder Plate” resource.|
|Rachtzah/Motzi Matzah||What partnerships does it take for us to end slavery?|
|Maror||What’s it feel like to be enslaved?|
|Korech||Listening to the voices of survivors as they remake their lives, combining bitter and sweet.|
|Shulchan Orech/ Tzafun/Barech||What’s the hidden world you want to see? Plus a brief text study on the shortest birkat hamazon you can say.|
|Opening the door||Elijah and Miriam, and a new interpretation of Shfoch chamat’cha.|
|Hallel||Songs that sustain activists.|
|Nirtzah||Committing to action–what we can do to end slavery.|
|Appendix||Modern Slavery 101–your basic facts and figures.|