July 10: Sidney Hillman

Labor leader Sidney Hillman, head of the Amalgamated Clothing Workers Union and a key organizer of the Congress of Industrial Organizations (CIO), died of a heart attack at 59 on this date in 1946. Hillman was born in Lithuania and groomed to be a rabbi, but became a Jewish Bundist by age 16 and, after coming […]

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Cooperatives: The (Jewish) World’s Best-Kept Secret

Blending Commercial Practicality and Community Benefit by Noémi Giszpenc The United Nations has declared 2012 the “International Year of Cooperatives,” to “serve as a reminder to the international community,” said General Secretary Ban Ki-moon, “that it is possible to pursue both economic viability and social responsibility.” In the U.S. alone, there are now some twenty-nine […]

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