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Faith in the Path of the Tsunami

The tsunami that struck nations on the coast of the Indian Ocean towards the end of 2005 killed and displaced hundreds of thousands. What is the appropriate reaction? What is the Jewish perspective?

In the Path of the Tsunami
Ten minutes after the disaster hit the news, my phone started ringing. It's been ringing ever since, 24 hours a day. Husbands looking for wives. Mothers looking for daughters. Friends looking for their traveling companions...
Feeling the Pain
Is it correct or proper for us to ask, were there any Americans? Jews? Israelis? Is it normal that the world took notice of the Belgians, action figures and supermodels?
Awe and Resolve
We were brutally reminded that this world is still guided by powerful, unseen forces
G-d, How Could You Do This?
Every time He's asked the million-dollar question, He refuses to answer it
A Suburbanite in Sri Lanka
Logically, such an apparently senseless tragedy should lead us further away from belief in the Providence and Oneness of a good, loving and omnipresent G-d. Yet it has had the opposite effect. Why?
G-d's Back
A rabbinical-student-turned-relief-worker reflects on his time in Thailand following the Tsunami of 2004.
We walked past shops that looked like they'd been bombed away. Smoke was rising from the burning debris. A family looking through a heap of rubble at a place they once called home...