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Hurricane Katrina (2005)

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The good, the bad and the ugly: We examine some mystifying statements of the Talmud to help enhance our understanding and response to events like hurricane Katrina.
"Looking to partner with a few good women and men to bring hope, healing and kindness to New Orleans. I flooded the place and need your help to set it to rights again." (Spotted in the "Help Wanted" section of the New Orleans Time Picayune)
"But why do You hide?" I asked. "To make room for you," G-d replied.
There was something about the immense love that permeated the home that made it hard to believe that outside those walls, the foundation of everything around us was being ripped to shreds...
"Surviving the Storm" by Rabbi Yossi Nemes... "Being in Time" by Elanit Kayne... "In the Cleft of the Rock" by Nechemiah Schusterman... "Homeless" by Mendel Cohen...
Why, G-d? If Your nature is "good and to do good," why did You so painfully upset the lives of hundreds of thousands, destroy their homes, ruin their property, and crush their hopes of a normal life for the foreseeable future?
They say that hindsight is 20/20. But I’m no longer convinced of this.
If we always knew what lay in store for us, then the good that results from our "wrong" decisions would be lost forever...
Our home is the place where we imitate G-d, creating our own miniature world.
As the city rebounds after a decade of rebuilding, so does Jewish education
In 2005, things were looking up at the New Orleans Torah Academy, with an unprecedented 60 children enrolled, the most since the school’s founding more than a decade prior. Then came Hurricane Katrina, and everything changed. Homes, businesses, highways a...
Existing campus couple to focus on the needs of graduate students there
Recognizing 10 years since Hurricane Katrina (Aug. 23-31, 2005) Last in a series of articles on the storm, its aftermath and the ensuing growth of Chabad in Louisiana After 16 years of directing the Rohr Chabad Jewish Student Center at Tulane University i...
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