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Darfuri Refugees’ Letter to President Obama

| September 22, 2009

Guereda, Eastern Chad Rosh Hashana 2009 As a rabbi I sit here welcoming in the new year with Darfuri refugees, people of great courage, strength and determination. I am here to celebrate the opportunity of a new year, with people who need not just our prayers but also our actions. I have spent the day Read More

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A New Year: Is There Hope For The Darfuri People, For Us?

| September 18, 2009

No one says it…but the uneasy feeling was palpable.  I  could see the questions in their eyes:  Why are you going to spend Rosh Hashanah in Darfuri refugee camps in Eastern Chad?  Why would a rabbi welcome the Jewish New Year in a place where there are no Jews?  Do you really think going will Read More

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The Carrot & The Shotgun

| September 14, 2009

Recently, MAZON welcomed Bob Forney, former President & CEO of the Chicago Stock Exchange & America’s Second Harvest (now Feeding America) into our offices to share the successes of his current efforts with The Global Foodbanking Network. Founded in 2006 as a collaboration between Feeding America, Food Banks Canada, Red Argentina de Bancos de Alimentos & Read More

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Seizing the Moment

| September 9, 2009

by H. Eric Schockman, Ph.D. Every year at the High Holy Days, I am reminded of an old family friend whose unflagging optimism always fueled my great admiration.  ”How are things going?” I would ask whenever our paths would cross, to which he would make the inevitable reply:  ”Today is going to be the best Read More

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