Chacham: The Upstander
The Upstander understands that we are all created b’tzelem Elohim – in the image of G-d. Japanese diplomat Chiune Sugihara defied orders and saved thousands of Jews by issuing transit visas during the Holocaust. American Jews rallied to stop the slaughter of Bosnian Muslims. Today, thousands of JWW activists join JWW to fight against genocide in Sudan and Congo. We see the face of G-d in every person, no matter her race, creed or color – and respond when suffering and brutality occur. The Upstander knows this responsibility and acts.
Question: How are you an Upstander--for your family, your community and the world?
The Upstander in us asks:
What is the Jewish response to genocide and mass atrocities in the world?
What does G-d expect of us?