Each Sukkot we read in Kohelet, Ecclesiastes, that there “is a time to tear down, and a time to build up." For my sukkah it was time for both.
With the agreement that raising the federal debt ceiling would require at least $2.4 trillion in spending cuts, officials at Jewish Family Service of Los Angeles (JFSLA) and Jewish Vocational Service Los Angeles (JVSLA) fear losing funding for programs.
If Republicans want a primer on how to keep losing the Jewish vote, all they have to do is look at what happened in Washington this past week.
Even before the debt deal was signed Tuesday in Washington, U.S. Jewish groups and recipients of government largesse were asking the same question: Who’s going to get cut?
Following her dramatic return to Congress for the first time since she was shot, U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords announced that she would run for re-election in 2012.
Democratic Rep. Gabrielle Giffords of Arizona made a surprise return to Washington Monday to vote in favor of an agreement to raise the debt limit.
Jewish Democrats slammed Rep. Allen West (R-Fla.) for his vituperative attack on Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-Fla.).
When two-fifths of the Democrats in the U.S. Senate met this week in Washington with representatives of Jewish groups, the senators delivered a clear message: If you agree with us, it’s about time you spoke up.
Please don’t run a countdown clock on the debt ceiling.