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  • Jews fight for food stamps

    By Ryan Torok

    January 30, 2013 | 4:51 pm

    As many Americans worried about the wide implications of the fiscal cliff debate at the end of last year, Jewish groups concerned about domestic hunger issues fought to protect one issue in particular: food stamp funding. 

    In a way, they won. The New Year’s Eve fiscal cliff deal...

  • 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...

  • Monday night vote on ‘cliff’ deal very likely, Sen. Corker says

    December 31, 2012 | 3:22 pm

    [UPDATE: 3:40 pm] Republican Senator Bob Corker said it is "highly likely" that the U.S. Senate will vote Monday night on a bill to avoid the brunt of the "fiscal cliff."

    [3:30 pm] Republican Senator Jon Kyl also said the chamber is still hopeful that negotiations will advance to...

  • President Obama delivers remarks on the fiscal cliff [LIVE]

    By JewishJournal

    December 31, 2012 | 10:33 am

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  • Fiscal cliff threatens all Californians

    By Jonah Lowenfeld

    December 19, 2012 | 9:44 am

    Who should worry about the looming package of automatic tax hikes and spending cuts that will hit this nation if Congress cannot come to a deal to avoid what has come to be known as the “fiscal cliff?”

    Everybody.

    Calif. Assemblyman Bob Blumenfield (D – San Fernando Valley) said...

  • Fiscal cliff or path of righteousness?

    December 12, 2012 | 12:08 pm

    There is a lot of talk about the fiscal cliff — the self-imposed Jan. 1 deadline by which time a budget agreement must be passed and signed or there will be automatic cuts to defense and social programs of more than $1 trillion. In order to avert this self-imposed disaster,...

  • Senior service providers wary as New Year approaches

    December 11, 2012 | 12:11 pm

    They’ve weathered five years of economic crisis, relentless state budget cuts and growing demand for their services. Now, social service providers for seniors in the Los Angeles area are bracing for a new slew of challenges in 2013.

    From federal budget negotiations and the...

  • Letter to the Editor: It’s a demographic cliff; not a fiscal cliff

    December 3, 2012 | 4:34 pm

    Last week, (16-22 Kislev) Mark Pearlman wrote an erudite proposal for minding the Jewish communal coffers.  He asks how we can adequately fund an engaging and vibrant Jewish community.  Eight causes are given for the fiscal deterioration of the community.  Unfortunately he missed...

  • Avoiding the ‘Jewish fiscal cliff’

    November 28, 2012 | 11:09 am

    The main Capitol Hill sport these days (after obsessive coverage of the Petraeus scandal) is how the government can avoid the impending “fiscal cliff.” A similarly serious financial challenge lurks in the future of the Jewish community — namely, how do we better balance our books...