fiscal cliff

Looking Back at 2012, And Forward To Building Communities of Hope

12/31/2012
Jewish Week Correspondent

This week, we close out 2012 and celebrate the start of the New Year. It is worth pausing to reflect upon this past year before we enter 2013.

Rabbi Shmuly Yanklowitz

As Fiscal Cliff Looms, Jewish Groups Fight Cuts, Stay Quiet On Taxes

12/31/2012
JTA

What will be cut? And who will pay?

These are the two facets of the "fiscal cliff" debate in Washington, as President Obama and Republicans in the U.S. House of Representatives wrangle over what mix of cuts and revenue increases should be part of a deficit reduction deal.

Jewish organizations have been vocal during the budget debate, but some key groups are focusing their advocacy mostly on the threat of cuts to programs they hold dear while staying out of the heated fight over taxes.

Re-Uniting The United States: A Last Look At The Election

11/09/2012

No matter whether one’s candidate of choice won or lost this past Tuesday, there was an almost tangible sense of relief in the air– the long and stressful presidential campaign was finally over. 

Rabbi Gerald C. Skolnik is the spiritual leader of the Forest Hills Jewish Center in Queens.
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