City Harvest and other NYC food banks are providing kosher food to the growing number of food-insecure Jewish households this Thanksgiving.
The Rebbe told us to go broke in order to do good in this world. Because God is always providing.
This essay is part of our ongoing series, Outside the Bubble: Class and Inequality in the Jewish Community. It explores the class divides in Jewish communities of all denominations, and the financial struggles belonging to these communities can incur. Please email your thoughts and essays to email@example.com.
More of us need to recognize that some “necessities” are, well, not.
The diners in the community restaurant are assisted daily by the friendly smiles of veteran volunteers, who have themselves lived extraordinary lives.
These Jews, many of whom are Holocaust survivors, did what they could to endure a Communist regime that discriminated relentlessly against them.
Kushner’s real estate firm used a form of gerrymandering to make it look like his luxury towers were a development in a high poverty area.
Being poor, being ill, being, even momentarily, not blessed in every way, is not a moral failing.
With policies that hurt the middle class and a budget of brutality, the Trump administration has been actively forgetting the very voters the president claims to care so much about.
More than 20 percent of Israelis are living below the poverty line, according to the country’s annual poverty report, showing a slight drop from the previous year.