Latest Updates from RACBlog: Working Families
2014 at the RAC: Our Year in Blogs
Posted on Monday January 05, 2015
The (secular) New Year brings new opportunities and new challenges in the world of Jewish social justice. The 114th Congress will convene on January 3, 2015 at noon. As we look towards what 2015 will bring, let’s take a moment to look back at 2014 through 14 RACBlog highlights. This list is a mix of […]
This Election Day, Vote on Question 4
Posted on Friday October 31, 2014
(This piece originally appeared in the Western Massachusetts Jewish Ledger) By Rabbi Neil Hirsch Carol, a congregant at my synagogue, is a 5th grade teacher in the Framingham public schools who has recently gotten into the habit of glancing at her watch at 11:30 AM. That’s when the requests to go to the nurse begin. […]
Double Booked: In Massachusetts, Ballot Question 4 Brings Us Home
Posted on Monday October 27, 2014
By Rabbi Matthew Soffer When I read the language Question 4 (a ballot question to ensure earned sick time in the Commonwealth), and I contemplate how Jewish values relate, I’m drawn particularly to that fundamental paradigm of home vs. exile, which is so central to Judaism. Obviously, the emergence of the State of Israel gave physical, […]
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Double Booked: No One Should Have to Choose Between A Healthy Family and A Job
Posted on Tuesday September 30, 2014
In this season of renewal, Jews reflect on the year past and look forward to a 5775, a year that brings new opportunity. Since the launch of Double Booked this past January, we have identified some of the challenges that working families face today and discussed a wide variety of cultural, social, and policy solutions. […]
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