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Economic Justice

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

Economic Justice

Latest News from RACBlog: Economic Justice

Latest News from RACBlog: Economic Justice

As Snow Covers the Northeast, Keeping Those Experiencing Homelessness In Mind
Posted on Thursday February 26, 2015

Though I did live in Atlanta for the first few years of my life, the majority of my winters have been spent in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. And in Boston, we are used to snow; despite my consistent efforts at the “snow day dance,” I had fewer than 10 snow days while I was in […]

Purim as a Call to Action to End Economic Inequality
Posted on Tuesday February 24, 2015

I have always loved Purim. I remember eating hamentaschen in my religious school classes (deciding amongst the apricot, poppyseed, chocolate or strawberry flavors), playing bean bag toss at the Purim carnival, and waiving the groger enthusiastically as my rabbis, dressed up in costumes to accompany the theme of that year’s Purim spiel, recited the name […]

Momentum Builds Toward National Policies for Worker Justice
Posted on Friday February 20, 2015

Walmart, the largest employer in America, announced yesterday that they would raise company wide wages to a minimum of $10 an hour in 2016 for 500,000 workers. This boost can be attributed to many factors: a tightening job market, lower unemployment, higher turnover. However, Walmart’s CEO has been very outspoken about his desire to improve […]

Lifting Children Out Of Poverty
Posted on Friday February 13, 2015

Child poverty is a national scourge that must end in our generation. We must raise our voices to ensure that federal funding directed towards ending children poverty be increased to ameliorate a recent decline. Earlier this month, the Children’s Defense Fund released a report with new findings this issue, providing a key illustration of just […]

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.