Ari Hart

Cornered: Activists are trying to put a cap on interest rates for pay day loans.

In the Shmitta Year, Lifting the Burden of Pay Day Loans

We are halfway through the year of shmitta, when debts are to be forgiven. Ari Hart says that edict applies doubly to predatory loans to the poor.

Change Sexist Attitudes — Not Ancient Prayer

Rather than discard prayers that jibe with modern sensibilities about gender roles, let’s use them to open our own eyes and fix systems that keep women in second-class roles in society.

Rabbi Learns Repentence From Prisoners

A rabbi went to New York’s Rikers Island jail to help Jewish inmates celebrate the High Holy Days. He learned lessons about repentence that everyone should heed.