We sometimes feel as though we have fallen into a poverty trap. This country is rich, but there are many poor people in it, and it is impermissible that in such a prosperous country so many people will suffer from poverty. This is a phenomenon that should weigh on the conscience of every decent person in Israel and we must not allow poverty to be passed down the generations.
Marc Tracy is a staff writer at The New Republic, and was previously a staff writer at Tablet. He tweets @marcatracy.