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It has been 10 years since I have been free, flying like a bird! In the mid-1970s, at the age of 15, I was sold for $200 to a man who I supposed to be working for, which was not true. He was my trafficker. I was kept in his house for more than five years against my will. During... read on
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Over one million children living in poverty in California rely on CalWORKS, the California Work Opportunity and Responsibility to Kids program, for cash assistance each month. But California is one of 24 states that implemented a classist, prejudiced, and harmful policy in the... read on
April 7, 2014 | 3:52 pm
“In every generation one is obligated to view oneself as though one personally came out of Egypt.” –Haggadah
Bechol dor va dor chayav adam lir’ot et atzmo ke’ilu hu yatza mi’mitzraim.
I sing that song every year during the Passover Seder. It has always had an effect on me,... read on
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