Let me ask you something…is all chocolate created equally?
Here are two pieces of gelt – they look the same – but are they different? If one was .50 cents, and one $1.50, which one would you choose, and what would be the reason for that choice?
Usually, it’s taste and sometimes it might be kashruth. As Jews, we pay more for kosher meat than non-kosher meat, but should there be other factors, like how the product is made, or by whom? Should this be a factor? Does it get a veto or a vote?
As the United States continues to struggle with a broken immigration system, six members of the House of Representatives with Jewish backgrounds are sharing their family's immigration stories. By sharing their stories, these Congresspeople are humanizing the issue of immigration and reminding us of the values at the foundation of American society.
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Immigration, Shabbat and Phone Banking
In a recently released statement, the Reconstructionist Movement has pledged to take on immigration in the US. The Roundtable is proud to support another national Jewish organization working for a fair system for immigrants and their families. The RRC has already begun partnering with HIAS in Philadelphia to bring Jews together and out front on immigration reform. Check back here for developments in their work. This is an excerpt from their statement.
Mazel Tov to CCAR- the oldest and largest rabbinic organization in North America. Through Rabbis Organizing Rabbis, CCAR will prioritize humane immigration reform this year. The Roundtable is excited to lend support to the Reform movement in their important work and to continue to build a public Jewish voice supporting the rights of immigrants and their families.