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A Jewish Perspective on East Timor

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Publication Date: July 2009

Publisher(s): National Jewish Center for Learning and Leadership

Author(s): Shepard Forman

Series: CLAL Politics and Policy Archive

Special Collection: Berman Jewish Policy Archive

Topic: Culture and religion (Multiculturalism and cultural relations)
Culture and religion (Religion and religious groups)

Keywords: Community Relations; Global Responsibility; International Relations; Communal Memory

Type: Other


The author describes his experiences in East Timor in the 1970s, and particularly how a Passover Haggadah contributed to cultural exchange. He insists that the Jewish community and the world must act to support the people of East Timor in their pursuit of liberation and freedom from Indonesian oppression and violence.