December 18, 2014 · 26 Kislev

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Interpreting Our Dreams and Addressing the Problems of Our Nation

Fresh Updates from RAC » Economic Justice   |   Dec 16, 2014 12:00 AM
In this week’s Torah portion, Parashat Mikeitz, Joseph is brought out of jail in Egypt to interpret Pharaoh’s dreams. Pharaoh’s had two dreams: one showing seven fat cows and then seven thin cows; and the other depicted seven healthy ears of corn followed by seven thin ears of corn. Deeply troubled by the dreams, he […]

Treating Our Labor Well During Hanukkah

Fresh Updates from RAC » Economic Justice   |   Dec 12, 2014 12:00 AM
In this season of giving and shopping surrounding Hanukkah, we need to consider where our gifts are coming from and how the workers who help us make these purchases are treated. We need to keep worker’s rights in mind as we pursue this work and ensure that everyone is treated justly. Labor movements remain to […]

Helping Those Experiencing Homelessness as the Weather Gets Colder

Fresh Updates from RAC » Economic Justice   |   Dec 11, 2014 12:00 AM
Last month, reported that there was record breaking November Arctic Cold weather, full of cold surges and record-breaking low temperatures. There may be global warming, but that does not mean that cold winters are a relic of the past. And, even as the weather gets cold, there are far too many Americans forced to […]

Progress in the States on Minimum Wage: Time for Congressional Action

Fresh Updates from RAC » Economic Justice   |   Dec 5, 2014 12:00 AM
In the midterm elections last month, when we saw successful votes to increase the minimum wage in four states (Alaska, Arkansas, South Dakota, and Nebraska). Nebraskans voted on a measure to raise the state’s minimum wage from $7.25/hour to $8/hour in 2015 and $9/hour in 2016. In Alaska, voters approved raising the state’s minimum wage […]
Judaism teaches that helping fellow human beings in need, tzedakah, is not simply a matter of charity, but of responsibility, righteousness, and justice.
The Reform Movement has always acted upon fundamental Jewish ideals by advocating for children, the poor, disenfranchised, the elderly, the sick, the disabled and the "stranger among us."
Legislation affecting economic justice issues in the 113th Congress
The current recession that began in late 2007 is the worst economic downturn in the post-war era.

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