The Jewish Exponent in Philadelphia published an op-ed on the Jewish response to the crisis in Haiti by JDC Board Member Betsy R. Sheerr. Here’s some of what she had to say:
“Beleaguered though Jews may sometimes feel, we know we are neither isolated nor insulated. We respond to crises because it is simply the right thing to do: It’s our mandate to help those in need, especially in times of catastropheâ€¦ Long after the horrific images fade from our TV screens, Jewish organizations will still be empowering Haitians to become self-sustaining. It’s an invaluable approach that we use to build up Jewish communities globally as well. It is also emblematic of our collective desire to repair the world, one life at a time.”
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