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Judaism teaches that helping fellow human beings in need, tzedakah, is not simply a matter of charity, but of responsibility, righteousness, and justice.

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Latest News from RACBlog: Economic Justice

Latest News from RACBlog: Economic Justice

The Other March Madness
Posted on Friday March 27, 2015

Whether you observe Passover according to the strict rules of Jewish law, or you attend one family Seder, or whether your Passover observance is watching The Prince of Egypt, or whatever traditions, practices or customs you find meaningful, the weeks leading up to Passover (April 3-11, 2015) feel like a Jewish March Madness. Between planning […]

This Passover, We are Guiding People Home
Posted on Thursday March 26, 2015

By Lara Pukatch and Rebecca Koppel As Passover approaches, Jews remember that we were once slaves, forced into backbreaking labor and oppressed by the Egyptian pharaohs. Our escape from bondage came after forty years of wandering without a place to call home.  At this time of year and throughout the Passover Seder, we often think of those […]

Ending Child Poverty: The Way Forward
Posted on Wednesday March 25, 2015

Child poverty is a national crisis that must be addressed. In the United States, there are 14.7 million poor children and 6.5 million extremely poor children. This means that the number of poor children (14.7 million) is greater than the combined populations of Alaska, Hawaii, Idaho, Maine, Montana, New Hampshire, North Dakota, Rhode Island, South Dakota, Vermont, West […]

This is the Bread of Affliction: Hunger at the Seder
Posted on Monday March 23, 2015

On Passover, Jews around the world eat matzah instead of leavened bread to remember how the Jewish people did not have time to wait for their bread to rise before they were escaping slavery in Egypt. While matzah can be delicious in certain forms – there is nothing like Grandma Fineman’s matzah meal pancakes, her […]

Raising the federal minimum wage to keep pace with the cost of living will help more working Americans break free from the cycle of poverty. 

Contact Our Legislative Policy Team

For more information on this issue, contact Eisendrath Legislative Assistant Melanie Fineman at (202) 387-2800.