Seeing Haiti Through a Jewish Lens

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 catastrophe… 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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