There is evidence of child labor in cocoa fields in West Africa, with children trafficked and exposed to harsh labor conditions. Passover reminds us that we are obligated to free modern-day slaves.
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Recipe contributed by Philip Gelb, vegan chef and caterer. Using mortar and bricks, the Jewish slaves built the pyramids. The haroset reminds us of the mortar, a symbol of unrewarded toil. We remember how our ancestors’ work enriched the Egyptians’ lives and challenge ourselves to think about the ways that we currently benefit from exploited…
This Chanukah, let’s rededicate ourselves to seeking freedom for those who can’t do so for themselves. One way to start is with fair-trade chocolate, which keeps workers safe and shuns child labor.
This recipe was developed by New York City pastry chef Keyin Fulford, inspired by a recipe from Peace, Love and Chocolate. The recipe is reprinted here with permission from Divine Chocolate’s website. Photo credit: Rebecca Siegel via Creative Commons License.