Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Earthquake in Haiti - the Jewish connection

A guest post by Rabba bar bar Chana

Actually, there isn't really much of a Jewish connection. Port-au-Prince doesn't even have a Chabad house. (I think the nearest one is in the Dominican Republic.)

But as Jews, we should all be thinking about this horrible tragedy affecting fellow human beings.  Unfortunately, a look at my blogroll this morning revealed no posts on the Jblogosphere about the earthquake. So I figured I'd put one up here. There's not much that I can add to the news, except to urge everyone to give tzedaka to relief organizations helping out there. And if you feel more comfortable giving to a Jewish organization, and find one that is helping out in Haiti, please post that information in the comments so others can give too.

And for those of you who need a Jewish/Israeli connection, see this article. Israel is sending relief workers to Haiti, and several Israelis are missing. Also see this history of Jews in Haiti.
UPDATE: For the REAL Jewish connection, see the first comment -- DB

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