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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

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 […]

The Budget as a Moral Document
Posted on Wednesday March 18, 2015

As Congress and the administration consider different approaches to allocating the funding to run our government, we are here to discuss the budget negotiations on our country’s most vulnerable populations. We believe that the federal budget is a moral document. We want to support vital domestic programs that respond to the needs of people in […]

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.