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An interfaith coalition erased medical debts for over 2,000 people in the Chicago area, inspired by an ancient Jewish custom
(JTA) — More than half of bankruptcies in the United States are connected to medical debt. For some families in the Chicago area, however, that debt is being erased in accordance with the Jewish law of shmita, the sabbatical year. The Torah’s...