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  • Jewish groups praise fiscal cliff deal, remain concerned about future cuts

    January 3, 2013 | 9:24 am

    While not totally satisfied with the results, many Jewish groups have come out in support of Congress’ last minute efforts to reach a fiscal cliff deal.

    Linda Slucker, president of the National Council of Jewish Women, said her organization welcomed the part of the deal that...

  • Jewish groups push for action on gun control

    December 18, 2012 | 9:16 am

    In the wake of the shooting rampage in Newtown, Conn., Jewish groups are looking to build alliances and back legislation to strengthen gun control laws.

    Rabbi David Saperstein, director of the Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism (RAC), said his group is assembling a...

  • Jewish groups ready to weigh in as Supreme Court considers same-sex marriage

    December 11, 2012 | 4:24 pm

    With public acceptance of same-sex marriage growing, liberal Jewish groups are hoping the U.S. Supreme Court will strike down the Defense of Marriage Act that they have long opposed.

    The Supreme Court has agreed to hear two cases related to same-sex marriage: an appeal of a...

  • Milken honors educators

    By Ryan Torok

    December 5, 2012 | 4:56 pm

    We are planting seeds — not me, but all of us.”

    With those words of hope offered to her fellow teachers, Lidia Turner, a seventh- and eighth-grade Hebrew teacher at the David Saperstein Middle School of Milken Community High School, accepted the Milken Family Foundation’s 2012...

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  • HEALTH CARE DECISION – Jews React: Director of the Religious Action Center of Reform

    June 29, 2012 | 2:06 pm

    Rabbi David Saperstein released the following statement:

    Today is a bright day for our nation, and, especially, for those whose access to health care is fragile. Today’s historic ruling on the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) is a victory for those whose believe, as...

  • Saperstein: Remark by Catholic League’s Donohue could be seen as ‘threatening’ to Jews

    June 25, 2012 | 10:18 am

    A Reform movement leader, Rabbi David Saperstein, said a statement to a rabbi by Catholic League chief Bill Donohue could be construed as “threatening to American Jews who differ with the Church.”

    Donohue had a heated email exchange with Rabbi Arthur Waskow, the founder of the...