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Jews Repairing Haiti

Jewish outreach continues in Haiti as Tevel b’Tzedek have nine of their volunteers on the ground in the earthquake ravaged country. Starting today, Repair the World has Micha Odenheimer of Tevel b’Tzedek blogging about his experiences on the ground.  It’s … Read More

By / April 22, 2010

Jewish outreach continues in Haiti as Tevel b’Tzedek have nine of their volunteers on the ground in the earthquake ravaged country.

Starting today, Repair the World has Micha Odenheimer of Tevel b’Tzedek blogging about his experiences on the ground.  It’s a pretty harrowing account of the what you aren’t hearing from the mainstream media:

"My job is to figure out what to do next. With the rains and then typhoons coming, the camp is not safe, especially for those on the bottom of steep hills. The camp will empty out over the next few months. Should we go to work in the next phase of semi-permanent camps? Should we move to one of the villages, where we can also use Israel’s agriculture expertise to boost food production, a major priority in Haiti even before the earthquake?"

 

Read more here.