Tuesday, February 21, 2006

Rhetoric isn't ending the killing in Darfur

By Rabbi Rudin

Never Again!" is a well-worn mantra invoked by many people when they remember the mass murder of 6 million Jews during the Holocaust. The phrase is meant to indicate that we have learned the disastrous effects of remaining silent or indifferent in the face of genocide, the systematic killing of an entire people.

But have we truly learned such a lesson? Or is "Never Again!" rhetorical comfort food for our souls? Somewhere in the answers to those questions must come a mention of Darfur, a region about the size of France that is in the African nation of Sudan. Click here for the rest of the story >>

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