Category Archive for: Domestic Policy

Action to Overcome Racial Division

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  • Posted on October 23, 1995

  Events in the last several months have served to underscore the profound racial divide which continues to exist within our country. This divide increasingly undermines the efforts of people of goodwill to work together to ensure an open, inclusive, pluralistic society which safeguards the well-being of all its citizens. It is imperative that we…



Addressing the Causes and Prevention of Crime and Violence

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  • Posted on June 12, 1995

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



Jewish-Arab Relations

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  • Posted on May 4, 1995

  The National Jewish Community Relations Advisory Council and the National Association of Arab Americans jointly   condemn unequivocally all terrorist acts, defined as politically motivated acts of violence against civilians, whatever their origin, and urge even more vigorous U.S. government efforts to combat the scourge of international and domestic terrorism; reject all forms of…



Violence Against Reproductive Health Facilities

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  • Posted on February 7, 1995

 The National Jewish Community Relations Advisory Council, meeting in plenary session in Washington, D.C., strongly condemns the outrageous terrorist attacks committed against reproductive health clinics, health care providers and clients. As a society we cannot allow a climate of fear to undermine a woman’s legal right to exercise reproductive choice. This is a right upheld…



Balanced Budget Amendment (Plenum 1995)

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  • Posted on February 6, 1995

Consistent with longstanding consensus policy, the National Jewish Community Relations Advisory Council (NJCRAC) opposes current efforts to enact a balanced budget amendment to the U.S. Constitution. Amending the Constitution, for any purpose, is a most profound matter. Such action alters the fundamental law of the land. While the NJCRAC agrees there is an urgent need…



Prayer in the Public Schools

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  • Posted on February 6, 1995

   The National Jewish Community Relations Advisory Council (NJCRAC) has long held the view that it is entirely appropriate — indeed desirable — for religion to inform the world of public affairs even as it informs and shapes the life of the individual. At the same time, the firmly-held view of the Jewish community is…



Addressing Poverty and Welfare Reform

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  • Posted on June 13, 1994

  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,…



Principles for Addressing Poverty and Welfare Reform

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  • Posted on June 13, 1994

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

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…



Energy and the Environment as a Jewish Concern

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  • Posted on February 21, 1994

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…