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Rabbi Lee Bycel

  • Yom Kippur: Day of Reality for Refugees

    October 13, 2005 | 8:00 pm

    On Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement, we ask: Who shall live and who shall die? This year, I will observe Yom Kippur -- the holiest day of the Jewish year -- with refugees from Darfur in camps in Chad.

    These survivors have sought sanctuary hundreds of miles from home, in a harsh and...

  • Come Fill Fatima’s Cup With Hope

    April 21, 2005 | 8:00 pm

    Ten days ago, I was in the Al Serif Camp in Darfur, Sudan, with Fatima, the girl you see in the photograph. She lives there with 15,000 other refugees.

    Not only has she lost her home and much of her family, she has seen horrors no child should ever imagine, let alone endure....

  • Yom Kippur in Chad: Fasting a Way of Life

    October 7, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    I am sitting in Adam's living room -- a carpet on a dirt patio. On one side is a small tent for his five children, as well as two nephews and a niece who have been orphaned. On the other side is a small tent for Adam, his wife and all they could carry out of Darfur.

    Around us, the...

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