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An Al Cheyt About Present Day Slavery
By Some Members of Congregation Netivot Shalom (Berkeley) Concerned About Present Day Slavery - 5774

For the sin which we have committed before You by accidentally, unconsciously, knowingly or unknowingly, using products made by slaves.

And for the sin which we have committed before You by consuming food, drink and othe products made by present day slaves.

For the sin which we have committed before You openly or secretly by condoning slavery through our use of the products made by slaves.

And for the sin which we have committed before You by intentionally using products and making excuses about why we use products made by present day slaves.

For the sin which we have committed before You in business dealings in an economy tainted by slave labor.

And for the sin which we have committed before You by supporting the theft of human freedom.

For all these, G-d of pardon, pardon us, forgive us, grant us atonement.


For the sin which we have committed before You by diminishing the Divine Name when we do not see and respect the holiness of every human being.

And for the sin which we have committed before You by allowing the oppression of another person made in Your image.

For the sin which we have committed before You by hard-heartedness towards those who are enslaved.

And for the sin which we have committed before You by being nonchalant about those who are currently enslaved.

For the sin which we have committed before You by acting in an uncaring, haughty way towards those who are enslaved.

And for the sin which we have committed before You by trivializing the plight of the enslaved.

For all these, G-d of pardon, pardon us, forgive us, grant us atonement.


For the sin which we have committed before You by disregarding the infromation we have been given about the existence of present day slavery.

And for the sin which we have committed before You by keeping silent on the issue of present day slavery.

For the sin which we have committed before You by not educationg others about slavery.

And for the sin which we have committed before You by believing we are powerless to take action against present day slavery.

For the sin which we have committed before You by not acting to eliminate the horrors of present day slavery.

And for the sin which we have committed before You by stubbornly refusing to help those who are enslaved.

For all these, G-d of pardon, pardon us, forgive us, grant us atonement.