Repairing our Broken World: Stories from the Congo – Jewish World Watch

Posted By on August 5, 2021

about her latest trip to Congo featured in the Jewish Journal. Here is an excerpt:

The problems are extreme in Congo, and the solutions are complex and will take years to achieve. The work Jewish World Watch and others are undertaking in Congo is a critical part of the tapestry of services and funders making a significant impact towards planting seeds of justice and reform. What makes our work truly unique is that via Jewish World Watch, the voice of the Los Angeles Jewish Community is also making a resounding impact in Washington D.C. The recent appointment of former Senator Russ Feingold as the new U.S. special representative for the ongoing crisis in Congo, is just one example of the impact of our advocacy, and a victory for which our community can claim partial credit.

As I board my plane, I am thinking about all of the people I met this past week and about their sad and painful stories the babies and the nurse recovering from last weeks brutality, the young teen just liberated from years of forced service, and the hundreds of others who have similarly suffered. Rather than feeling overwhelmed by their painful stories, I rely on the ancient wisdom of the Talmud, which teaches us that we are not obligated to complete the work, but neither are we free to desist from it (Pirke Avot 2:21). Together we will perform the other ancient mandate to repair our broken world.

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Repairing our Broken World: Stories from the Congo - Jewish World Watch

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