Jewish Journal

  • JWW in Congo: Mama Francine

    By JewishJournal.com

    November 9, 2009 | 4:00 pm

    by Janice Kamenir-Reznik

    For nine years Mama Francine (for her safety I cannot reveal her true name) has lived in the safe house in a remote and isolated area outside of Goma.  For six years before that she lived at a hospital and endured surgery after surgery to repair the damage... read on

  • JWW in Congo: I want to act

    By JewishJournal.com

    November 9, 2009 | 12:00 pm

    by Naama Haviv

    Yesterday, at the Goma border crossing, a local Congolese official told our translator that she wanted to go through our luggage. We knew it was a shakedown, but wanted to avoid any trouble. Isaiah talked to her to try to smooth things over, so that she would let it... read on

  • JWW in Congo: “The Flip of a Coin”

    By JewishJournal.com

    November 9, 2009 | 2:43 am

    by Diana Buckhantz

    Congo is unlike anything I have experienced.  I can barely process what I have seen and heard today.  The poverty and desolation are unimaginable.  There is such a waste of human potential. 

    Three years ago the volcano at the edge of Goma erupted destroying the... read on

  • Clinton, Bush cancel lecture, AJU seeks reversal

    By  Tom Tugend

    November 8, 2009 | 6:23 pm

    Former Presidents Bill Clinton and George W. Bush have cancelled their joint public lecture in Los Angeles, but the sponsoring American Jewish University believes that the cancellation rests on a misunderstanding and is working to reverse the presidential decisions.

    The joint... read on

  • Chutzpadik crook robs visiting Israel team

    By  Tom Tugend

    November 7, 2009 | 10:26 pm

    Los Angeles police are still trying to find a smooth-talking crook who stole $26,000 in cash, jewelry and watches from the Maccabi Electra Tel Aviv basketball team.
    According to police and local media reports, the suspect slipped into the locker room of the Staples Center, where... read on

  • JWW in Congo:  A Stark Contrast

    By JewishJournal.com

    November 6, 2009 | 12:03 am

    by John Fishel

    Yesterday we drove east from Kigali to visit the Agahozo Shalom Youth Village, an extraordinary program established by Jewish philanthropist Ann Heyman as a response to helping Rwanda move forward following the horrifying genocide of the early 1990’s.  While visiting... read on

  • JWW in Congo: A Cause for Hope?

    By JewishJournal.com

    November 5, 2009 | 8:59 pm

    by Diana Buckhantz

    As we drive through plush verdant fields and towering mountains on our way to Kigali and the Congo border, we pass men, women and children walking and riding bicycles.  The scenery is spectacular. Children wave with bright smiles.  The women carry baskets and... read on

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