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St. Louis Jewish Light

A nonprofit, independent news source to inform, inspire, educate and connect the St. Louis Jewish community.

St. Louis Jewish Light

A nonprofit, independent news source to inform, inspire, educate and connect the St. Louis Jewish community.

St. Louis Jewish Light

Partisan Jewish groups focus on budget in assessing Ryan pick

By Ron Kampeas, JTA August 11, 2012

WASHINGTON -- Partisan Jewish groups focused on Paul Ryan's leading role in framing Republican budget policy in assessing Mitt Romney's pick as running mate. Rep. Ryan (R-Wis.), the chairman of the U.S. House of Representatives budget committee, has taken...

Participants in the Hazon Cross-USA ride biking across Montana, June 2012.

Riding across the U.S., Hazon bikers are spokespeople for food justice

By Charlotte Anthony and Debra Rubin, JTA June 26, 2012

WASHINGTON -- Eleven Jews are pedaling -- and peddling -- their message across the country. Joined by more than three dozen other bicyclists at segments along the way, participants in the Hazon Cross-USA Ride, a 10-week journey across America, are on...

Keep the SNAP aid program strong

By Steve Gutow and Abby Leibman April 5, 2012

A well-known D.C. maxim advises that any economic stimulus must be timely, targeted and temporary. So as legislators begin drafting the 2012 Farm Bill, why are some proposing to cut a program that responds in direct relation to need, supports recipients...

Jewish groups sign on to ‘Faithful Budget’ plan, protest GOP budget proposal

JTA March 22, 2012

WASHINGTON -- Jewish groups are among dozens of religious denominations and organizations endorsing a "Faithful Budget" in opposition to the Republican budget proposal, which would cut Medicaid spending and disproportionately shift Medicare costs to fixed-income...

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