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Addressing Poverty and Welfare Reform

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  • Posted on June 13, 1994

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  • Anti-Poverty

  Preamble   Helping Jewish poor as well as those in the general community achieve self-sufficiency has been a fundamental commitment of the Jewish people. Jewish tradition and values emphasize the responsibility of the larger community to provide for the poor and the near poor in ways that enable them to live independently, with dignity,…



Jerusalem

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  WHEREAS, while Israel and the PLO agreed to defer negotiations on the status of Jerusalem until the final phase of peace negotiations, this issue nevertheless has become a matter of intense public discussion;   WHEREAS, for nearly three thousand years, the Jewish people have been inextricably bound to Jerusalem;   WHEREAS, since King David…



Principles for Addressing Poverty and Welfare Reform

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  • Posted on June 13, 1994

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  • Anti-Poverty

Preamble  Helping Jewish poor as well as those in the general community achieve self-sufficiency has been a fundamental commitment of the Jewish people. Jewish tradition and values emphasize the responsibility of the larger community to provide for the poor and the near poor in ways that enable them to live independently, with dignity, and to…



Crime and Violence

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  • Posted on February 22, 1994

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  • Criminal Justice

The National Jewish Community Relations Advisory Council recognizes and shares the nationwide concern over problems of crime and violence which continue to plague our schools, cities, and suburban communities. The potential for inner city neighborhood revitalization is too often impeded by criminal activity which undermines local efforts to enhance economic development, create jobs, and improve…



Bosnia (Policy Conference 1994)

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For almost two years, the NJCRAC has actively opposed the systematic violence being committed by Serbian forces against the people of Bosnia-Herzegovina. There have been several resolutions of the United Nations Security Council calling for an end to the strangulation of Sarajevo and other Moslem cities and enclaves. While a recent NATO ultimatum has produced…



Israel’s Missing-In-Action

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We are deeply concerned over the suffering of Israeli MlAs and the anguish of those families whose husbands, fathers and sons are still missing in action.   Israeli soldiers Zachary Baumel, Zvi Feldman and Yehuda Katz have been missing since 1982. Israeli Air Force Captain Ron Arad was taken prisoner in Lebanon in October 1986.…



Energy and the Environment as a Jewish Concern

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The Jewish community’s mandate to cherish, cultivate, and protect the earth is informed by traditional Jewish sources and contemporary Jewish insights. As Jews, we are heirs to a tradition of stewardship of the natural world first described in Genesis that teaches us to be partners in the ongoing work of creation. The National Jewish Community…



Action Alert: Urge Congress to Pass the Dream Act

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The Administration’s decision to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, puts 800,000 Dreamers at risk of deportation. The DREAM Act of 2017 would rectify this decision. It is critical that Congress to stand up for these youth and take swift action to replace fear and uncertainty with permanent protection! Dreamers are undocumented…



National Service Trust Act of 1993

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  • Posted on June 28, 1993

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  • Education

The National Jewish Community Relations Advisory Council endorses in principle the proposed National Service Trust Act of 1993 (S 919, HR 2010) with adequate church-state separation safeguards. This initiative would provide a unique opportunity for college students and others to help our nation confront pressing human service, educational, public safety, and environmental needs. National Service…



Principles on National Health Care Coverage

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  • Posted on June 28, 1993

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  • Healthcare

We call upon the federal government to take action to assure adequate and affordable accessible health care coverage for all individuals and families.   Universal Access   We seek a national health care plan that serves everyone living in the United States. Health care should not be employment dependent and should not exclude anyone with…