Jewish Journal

City’s Plight Brings Flood of Memories

By Rabbi Anne Brener

September 8, 2005 | 8:00 pm

A downtown New Orleans street sits completely flooded. Hurricane Katrina dealt a devastating blow when it came ashore Aug. 29, flooding the city and causing a death toll that officials fear will be in the thousands. Photo by Chris Hondros/Getty Images

In New Orleans, the Jews are the only ones buried in the ground. Others, if their mourners have any means at all, are laid with the expectation of eternal rest in stone crypts to protect... read full article

  • A Race Against Time and Floodwaters

    By Chanan Tigay

    September 8, 2005 | 8:00 pm

    Stepping up to aid victims of Hurricane Katrina, Jewish day schools opened their doors to evacuees, families welcomed strangers into their homes, Jewish rescue squads searched through the storm's wreckage and Jewish organizations raised millions of dollars for those whose lives were...

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