#LaborDayLit: A Jewish Labor Day Reading List

On Labor Day, the Jewish Book Council's office location, just adjacent to the Garment District, takes on new significance — Jewish immigrants were integral to the garment industry in this city, and to labor activism in response to poor working conditions.

The history of forced labor camps during the Holocaust has highlighted, for Jewish people, the importance of respecting the dignity of workers; this is also a point emphasized in parts of the Torah and Talmud. It's no wonder, then, that Jews have consistently been at the forefront of movements for workers' rights.

Celebrate Labor Day this year by learning about Jewish labor history, and by sharing the legacy of Jewish labor activism with the children in your life.