Tzivia Schwartz-Getzug, Executive Director, and Janice Kamenir-Reznik, J.D., President and Founder of Jewish World Watch, fasted alongside Congresswoman Maxine Waters, and in solidarity with the women, men and children of Darfur. Schwartz-Getzug reflects
Today I am fasting for Zanuba, my sister from Darfur. I am fasting for Zanuba, whose village was destroyed and whose eyes and ears witnessed atrocities no human being should ever witness. A day of hunger is such a small sacrifice for me, one that is made involuntarily by Zanuba and her family every day. But it is a reminder to me, in a small and physical way, that the pain of genocide is real and that it continues. We have fought to stop this genocide through rallies and marches, letters and phone calls, meetings and conferences – yet we still have not succeeded in bringing peace to Sudan, bringing aid back to the refugees and bringing justice to the perpetrators. How do we have the energy to continue to fight? Because as long as they suffer, we must continue. Why do we continue to fight? Because we must NOT STANDL IDLY BY. We must have hope, just as they have hope.
Today I am fasting for my brothers and sisters in Darfur.
(photo: Janice Kamenir-Reznik, Rachel Andres, Zanuba, and Tzivia Schwartz-Getzug)