Less than a week ago-Jews worldwide read these stirring words from the prophet Isaiah:
“This is the fast I desire…to share your bread with the hungry, to take the poor into your home, when you see the naked, to clothe them..” (Is. 58:6) In the HRV version of the Bible (The House of Representatives Version) , it must read “This is the fast I desire..to share your bread with the hungry-but only if they are not shiftless and lazy-to take the poor into your home-but only after they have passed a means test and when you see the naked to clothe them-but only after making sure every one of those frauds, including the poor, the sick, the children, and the elderly, are in a jobs training program. Yesterday, the House voted to cut billions from the SNAP program, while poverty and hunger are rising in our country. Special shout out to my own Congressman, Leonard Lance, for voting to cut billions for the poor.