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  • 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...

  • Israel’s refugee crisis: How about a Jewish response?

    June 25, 2012 | 1:29 pm

    What shall be done about the large number of non-citizens who dwell in Israel?  This question is no longer merely vexing; it is urgent, inflammatory, sometimes violent, often vulgar.

    The ger has a long and detailed history in Jewish texts and thought.  Its conventional translation...

  • 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...

  • Expanding its presence in Africa, Chabad faces unique challenges

    March 8, 2011 | 3:29 pm

    Congolese President Joseph Kabila probably had other things on his mind last week other than the celebration in his capital city of Kinshasa marking the 20th anniversary of the city’s Chabad center.

    On Feb. 27, about 100 fighters armed with assault rifles and rocket launchers staged...