Monthly Archives: May 2012

Shavuot in Niger (and elsewhere)

Although the only cheese I ate this year for Shavuot was La vache qui rit (not a bad alternative by the way), I did take some time to read the Book of Ruth and make some observations. There are a … Continue reading

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CURE Clubfoot Worldwide

A few days ago, I had the opportunity to go and visit one of the CURE Clubfoot Wordwide clinics in the town of Dosso, 140 km. away from Niamey. It was in the regional hospital of Dosso, and we met … Continue reading

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Thy word is a scalpel

1. “For the word of God is living and powerful, and sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing even to the division of soul and spirit, and of joints and marrow, and it is a discerner of the thoughts and intents … Continue reading

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Healing takes time

Kabirou was one of the first patients that we met here at the hospital. I think we met him the second or third day we were in Niger, almost 9 months ago. He came to CURE because his foot was … Continue reading

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The heart of another

“They broke down the altars of the Baals in his presence, and the incense altars which were above them he cut down; and the wooden images, the carved images, and the molded images he broke in pieces, and made dust … Continue reading

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Haoua has been at the hospital for a few weeks. She came with her mom, Hadiza, and her little brother Ganiou. She came to the hospital because she had a big tumor on her leg, and she has had it … Continue reading

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