When the 1990 National Jewish Population Survey revealed a Jewish intermarriage rate topping 50%, the Jewish community became focused on its “continuity crisis.” Now, Jewish Funds for Justice chief Simon Greer argues that the Jewish community has begun shifting toward a new focus: social justice.
The ongoing sub-prime lending crisis has led to a massive number of foreclosures across the country and almost an equal amount of finger-pointing. While there is plenty of blame to go around, not enough people are applauding and learning from a group of sub-prime lenders whose responsible lending practices are helping millions of working families weather the storm.
After five straight budgets that have made the lives of working people more difficult, few among us expected this year to be any different. Earlier this month, President Bush met our diminished expectations when he unveiled his 2007 fiscal year budget.As in previous years, the president’s budget cuts funding for