Each time I meet new folks and tell them the name of my blog, they are saying, oh, you will need to travel so much.” Which I suppose I do travel more than many individuals, however that is not the point. And so the adventure actually started. To describe Idjwi as ‘undiscovered’ could be an error. Lots of of thousands of conflict-fleeing Congolese have discovered a peaceful, secure haven on the island in the previous couple of years. For whereas Idjwi is lacking even by Congolese standards in healthcare and basic improvement (there are, for instance, 10 vehicles on the island – one per 25,000 folks, outnumbering docs by a substantial margin), it’s at peace. Malnutrition is rife, employment nearly non-existent, and the poverty placing, however it’s a world away from the palpable tension of the mainland, with its blue helmets, forbidding compounds and the constant sight of guns. My time on the island was spent talking with locals, swimming within the lake, consuming tiny fried fish and using on the backs of yet extra motorbikes along dusty purple tracks, looking over the hilly, tree-drenched shoreline and glassy waters of the expansive lake.
I see all this on a day-to-day foundation as I compile the JHE News Feed Probably the location’s strongest asset, it is primarily a ‘wire service’ about what’s going on the Jewish heritage world at this time. Thus far, I have posted greater than 1100 articles from dozens of nations, which most likely constitutes the most intensive searchable database on modern Jewish constructed heritage issues. Thus, running JHE has enabled me to recognize the widespread attain, vary, and scope of Jewish heritage initiatives throughout Europe, in addition to the challenges and controversies, from safety and preservation issues to religious concerns, the makes use of of recent expertise … Read More