Category Archive for: Domestic Policy

Court Stripping

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  • Posted on February 24, 2005

  Members of Congress have periodically sought to remove jurisdiction and discretion from the federal courts after unpopular rulings on issues such as school desegregation, the draft, Miranda warnings, school prayer, and abortion.  This trend towards attempting to strip the federal courts of jurisdiction has continued with the introduction of legislations that would deny the…



Therapeutic Cloning Research, Jewish Tradition and Public Policy

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  • Posted on February 24, 2005

  In light of debate within American society on the topic of stem cell research, the JCPA adopted a resolution on therapeutic cloning research in 2004.  The following clarifies the scientific content of that policy’s action recommendations:   The community relations field should: Support: Research using embryonic stem cells including those developed through Somatic Cell…



CELEBRATION OF  350 YEARS OF JEWISH LIFE IN AMERICA

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  • Posted on September 24, 2004

September 2004 will mark the 350th anniversary of Jewish communal settlement in North America. In September 1654, a boatload of impoverished Jews expelled from Recife, Brazil, landed on the shores of New Amsterdam seeking refuge. They wrote the first page of an extraordinary new chapter in the annals of the Jewish people. Since that time,…



DEFENDING THE RIGHT TO FORM UNIONS AND BARGAIN COLLECTIVELY

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  • Posted on February 24, 2004

In the wake of World War II, on December 10, 1948 delegates of the newly-formed United Nations adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. This Declaration is a central document of the modern human rights movement. The Declaration sets forth inalienable economic, social, civil and political rights of every individual, no matter where he or…



OPPOSITION TO MAKING PERMANENT THE RECENT FEDERAL TAX CUTS

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  • Posted on February 24, 2004

  As Jews and Americans, we are committed to aiding members of our community in need through the work of our synagogues, CRCs and other private organizations, while relying on our federal government to ensure that it has the fiscal means to meet the needs of all its citizens.  To feed the hungry, clothe the…



THE RULE OF LAW

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  • Posted on February 24, 2004

  The JCPA mission statement recognizes that “the Jewish community has a direct stake and an ethical imperative to assure that America remains a country wedded to The Bill of Rights and committed to the rule of law, a nation whose institutions continue to function as a public trust.” An important national conversation continues about…



Comprehensive Immigration Reform

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  • Posted on February 24, 2004

  Migration has been a central element of the Jewish experience since biblical times when famine forced the Jewish people to flee Canaan and resettle in Egypt.  This experience has been mirrored in American-Jewish life with the immigration of Jews to the United States in search of religious freedom and economic opportunity.  As a reflection…



Hate Crimes

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  • Posted on February 24, 2004

  Hate crimes damage the fabric of our society and fragment communities.  The urgent national need for both a tough law enforcement response and education and programming to confront violent bigotry has only increased since the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001.  Over the past two years, the FBI has recorded a very substantial increase…



THERAPEUTIC CLONING RESEARCH, JEWISH TRADITION AND PUBLIC POLICY

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  • Posted on February 24, 2004

Society today stands on the threshold of a new era in biomedical research.  The wisdom granted to humans by our Creator has led to our greater understanding and knowledge of the building blocks of human life itself.  Scientists revealed the existence and role of DNA and cellular science many years ago.  Currently, scientists are not…



CIVIL LIBERTIES AND SECURITY

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  • Posted on February 24, 2004

  Our community understands that, as all other Americans, Jews have a profound and direct stake in the war on terrorism.     As part of a global community that has been a target of hatred and attacks, we recognize that the safety of our society requires the physical security that government is created to provide.  Events…