Religious Leadership and Traffic in Women

By Blu Greenberg

Women's Freedom Network, 2000

Greenberg discusses the sexual trafficking of women and offers insight into why religious leaders aren't taking a greater stand to eradicate it. She points out that it violates three core principles of Judaism: sexual trafficking as proscribed by the Torah, rules preventing female slaves from being treated as sexual property, and the law against kidnapping. She suggests several concrete activities that the religious community can implement in order to help prevent this problem as well as aid the victims it still creates.

Topic: Halakha, Jewish Law, Violence, Abuse, Leadership, Women

Name of Publication: Sexual Trafficking: An International Horror Story

Editor: Simon, Rita J.

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Genre: Book Chapter

Coverage: United States

Language: English

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Greenberg, Blu. Religious Leadership and Traffic in Women. Sexual Trafficking: An International Horror Story. Women's Freedom Network. 2000:


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