Monday, April 9, 2012

Stern on Passover; Haters Cry for Palestine

An HP blogger named Caryl M. Stern wrote a blog post pleading to remember the starving children of the world during this Passover season. Here is an excerpt:
"At the beginning of the Passover Seder, shortly after the introduction and blessings, we hold up the matzoh and issue the invitation, "All who are hungry, let them come and eat. All who are in need, let them come to celebrate Passover." It is a powerful call, one that resonates with the Jewish sense of "tikun olam" -- healing the world -- and our own historical memory of what it was like to lack sufficient food.

Imagine if we stopped for a minute and truly thought about all those who die from malnutrition every day. Currently, in the Sahel region of West and Central Africa, an estimated one million children stand on the brink of severe acute malnutrition. Inadequate rain, poor harvests and rising food costs have left children vulnerable and weak.

Not just in the Sahel, but in Somalia and across the Horn of Africa, malnutrition and disease have taken the lives of tens of thousands of children. Deprived of clean water, nutritious food and basic sanitation, these children are among the most destitute on earth.

In fact, the lack of clean water is a silent killer of children around the world. Nearly 4,000 children perish daily for lack of access to safe water and adequate sanitation."
 The article continues to discuss Stern's trip to Kenya and then appeals for donations to help the children of Africa who are so destitute. A heartbreaking story.

But the reason why we're covering the blog post here, even though the blog post never mentions Israel or any part of the Middle East, is because of the comments posted below:

4,000 children dying a day in Africa, but let's make sure that the real victims, the Palestinians, get the attention they deserve.

No comments:

Post a Comment

Hey guys we've started to employ a slight comment policy. We used to have completely open comments but then people abused it. So our comment policy is such: No obvious trolling or spamming. And be warned: unlike the Huffington Post we actually enforce our comment policy.