(#41) Pharaoh’s Signet

(#41) Pharaoh’s Signet

Upon leaving prison, the biblical Joseph is given a job, and Pharaoh’s ring and chain and clothing to signify his rank and Pharaoh’s trust (Gen 41:42). This does not reflect the experience of many returning citizens who face unemployment at much higher rates than those without records.

Changing the odds upon re-entry is one aspect of joint liberation for all. Here are few facts regarding DC’s formerly incarcerated citizens.

NOTE to those counting the Omer. This recording is a little later than usual. We counted #40 on the evening of May 18 (Monday night). This post/recording is meant to accompany the count for Tuesday night/Wednesday morning.

About the Author
Virginia blogs on Jewish topics at "A Song Every Day" and manages the Education Town Hall and #WeLuvBooks sites. More at Vspatz.wordpress.com

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