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  • Counting Our Blessings

    By Beit T'shuvah

    June 13, 2014 | 10:41 am

    By Janice Kaminer Reznik

    It seems to me that the greatest opportunity for personal redemption is by playing a role in the redemption of others.  Never do I feel this more strongly than when I am on a Jewish World Watch mission to Darfur or Congo.  This past week we completed our...

  • Africa…why bother?

    May 12, 2014 | 11:36 am

    As the President of Jewish World Watch, I encounter one question, again and again: why do you bother? The question can creep up slowly in conversation. Someone will remark, “Well, is there anything we can really do to help those suffering in Africa? Aren’t you just proposing band...

  • ‘The Act of Killing’ shows underbelly of Indonesian reality

    July 24, 2013 | 5:14 pm

    There is a scene near the beginning of the documentary “The Act of Killing” in which Anwar Congo, a self-professed mass murderer, dances the cha-cha on the rooftop patio where he once beat people to a pulp before strangling them with chicken wire. 

    It’s a moment that’s hard to...

  • Repairing our broken world: Stories from the Congo

    July 3, 2013 | 10:31 am

    A mother of five was robbed and raped by a village pastor; when her husband heard of the rape he abandoned the family, as did the victim’s parents.  A nurse who works in a hospital specializing in the care of rape victims was abducted, assaulted and left for dead, probably as part...

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  • Violence in Eastern Congo is our problem

    December 5, 2012 | 3:26 pm

    We’re staring down the barrel of another full-scale war in Congo. The M23 rebellion, launched in March 2012, last week stormed and seized Goma, a crucial town in eastern Congo. The M23 rebels already had been responsible for the displacement of more than half a million civilians —...

  • New violence in the Congo: Having a conscience means working overtime

    November 21, 2012 | 9:46 am

    With rockets raining down on Israel, it’s hard to focus on anything else. Our families, our friends, our compatriots are under attack, and our hearts ache for them. But Rabbi Harold M. Schulweis, who co-founded Jewish World Watch, reminds us that the needs of our own families and...

  • Holocaust women’s rape reports break decades of taboo

    June 3, 2011 | 3:26 pm

    Gender violence in the Democratic Republic of Congo and other conflict zones around the world is a subject of continual research and education through witness testimonials,

    podcasts and information presented by the Committee on Conscience of the United States Holocaust Memorial...

  • Teen’s focus on Congo begins at home

    By Julie Gruenbaum Fax

    December 22, 2010 | 8:52 pm

    David Taylor doesn’t see the point in getting emotional about the evils across the globe.

    “What do I accomplish by being sad about it?” he asks.

    Rather, he looks at human rights atrocities and thinks about them methodically — where and how can he make the most impact?

    And...

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