Why helping PH is an extra-special act to a Jewish community

Why helping PH is an extra-special act to a Jewish community

For the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee, sending aid to typhoon-ravaged Philippines is not just a humanitarian act.

Instead, it is the perfect time to show gratitude to the Philippines, a land that “helped” save the lives of hundreds of Jews seven decades ago.

“A Philippine president, a globetrotting Jewish family named Frieder and the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee, my organization, helped save the lives of more than 1,000 Jews who otherwise would have almost certainly died in the Holocaust,” Alan H. Gill, Chief Executive Officer of the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee said in his column titled “In its time of need, repaying a debt to the Philippines,” published in JTA, a news source for Jews worldwide…

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http://ca.news.yahoo.com/why-helping-ph-is-an-extra-special-act-to-a-jewish-community-073125426.html

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