The Forward‘s Nathan Guttman writes that we’ve heard little from Jewish organizations about how to manage the U.S. budget shortfall.  He quotes Mark Pelavin, associate director of the Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism: “I would like to see more of an AIPAC-like effort, with key people and contacts across the nation putting more pressure on Democrats and Republicans,” said William Rapfogel, executive director of the Metropolitan Council on Jewish Poverty, referring to the American Israel Public Affairs Committee. He added that with “real commitment from the national leadership, you can mobilize the community.”