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  • JWW in Congo: The People of Congo Are Its Greatest Resource

    By JewishJournal.com

    November 10, 2009 | 10:29 pm

    by Naama Haviv

    Yesterday I felt completely engulfed by sadness. I wrote a blog entry that I will not post with you now, crushed by what I had seen and heard during a long day visiting clinics with International Medical Corps.

    I had hoped that when I came here, I would be able to... read on

  • JWW in Congo: Maybe the World Has Not Closed Its Eyes

    By JewishJournal.com

    November 10, 2009 | 4:07 pm

    by Diana Buckhantz

    I thought it couldn’t get worse.  Yesterday listening to Renee and Sabine tell the stories of their rapes I felt my heart begin to splinter.  But today my heart was shattered.  Today we visited one of the last remaining IDP (Internally Displace Persons) camps... read on

  • AJU’s Noah’s ark story, starring Jason Alexander, a pleasant surprise

    By Ryan Torok

    November 10, 2009 | 2:13 pm

    On November 1, I saw “Two by Two” at the American Jewish University, a staging of the Noah’s Ark story, starring Jason Alexander as Noah. Okay, to be honest, even though I’m like a huge “Seinfeld” fan and think Jason Alexander is a lot more versatile than people give him... read on

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  • JWW in Congo: Women of Valor

    By JewishJournal.com

    November 10, 2009 | 12:00 pm

    by John Fishel

    I have been thinking during the last four days about the definition of a woman of valor, something we talk about in our Jewish tradition. Our time in the Congo has demonstrated to me, once again, the anomalies of life on the African continent. This is my sixth visit... read on

  • JWW in Congo: I Think We Can Do This

    By JewishJournal.com

    November 10, 2009 | 4:56 am

    by Naama Haviv

    When your translator is in tears, you know you’re in trouble.

    This morning we met with two women, both of them survivors of rape. Both captured and violated by the Interahamwe – the FDLR militia, some of whom are former perpetrators of the Rwandan genocide. One... read on

  • JWW in Congo: Renee’s Face

    By JewishJournal.com

    November 9, 2009 | 11:53 pm

    by Janice Kamenir-Reznik

    As she entered the room, my eyes froze on her scarred and disfigured face.  Skin melted like a plastic mask.  I winced and a pain shot through my heart.  I instructed my eyes to move off of her face; but where should they go?  On their own, my eyes darted to... read on

  • Born in Berlin, fighting for the Allies [VIDEO]

    By JewishJournal.com

    November 9, 2009 | 8:04 pm

    Born in Berlin, JewishJournal.com’s Tom Tugend moved with his family to the U.S., where he enlisted to fight the Germans in WWII. 

    From CNN.com:

    For Thomas Tugend, there was no doubt which side he was fighting for as a young infantryman in Europe in World War II. Actually, the... read on

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