Rachel Kahn-Troster


"Food Chains" Asks Who Picks Your Food

By Rachel Kahn-Troster

T’ruah rabbis and farmworker activists protest at a Wendy’s in Naples, Florida, calling on the fast-food giant to join the Fair Food Program. Photograph by Coalition of Imokalee Workers. Read More


Feeling That Black Lives Don't Matter

By Rachel Kahn-Troster

Feeling That Black Lives Don't Matter
As Jews, we believe that all lives matter. So aren’t we obligated to speak out against the system of violence that led to the killing of Michael Brown?Read More


'Zero Dark Thirty' Brings Torture to Big Screen

By Rachel Kahn-Troster

I recently sat in the dark of a movie theater and watched a human being being tortured. This happened at the beginning of Kathryn Bigelow’s new film “Zero Dark Thirty.” The film’s torture scenes begin the narrative arc toward the May 2011 killing of Osama bin Laden, and so “Zero Dark Thirty” has reopened the debate over the necessity and efficacy of America’s use of torture as an intelligence gathering tool in the years since 9/11. The reaction to the film among my colleagues in the human rights community has been mixed, with many coming out of the movie convinced that it drew a straight line between torture and the ultimate capture of Bin Laden and others believing the opposite.Read More


Stop Spying on Muslims

By Rachel Kahn-Troster and Marjorie Dove Kent

Stop Spying on Muslims
What would it look like to have your movements and your friendships tracked simply because of your religion or where you prayed?Read More


Slavery Flourishes in Modern Times

By Rachel Kahn-Troster

Slavery Flourishes in Modern Times
More than 3,000 years after the Exodus, and 150 years after the Civil War, slavery and human trafficking continue to flourish around the world.Read More



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