Gaza and Katrina
With all due respect to Rabbi Gil Student, I don't know how one can't see a Middah Keneged Middah aspect of Hurrican Katrina for the Gaza Evacuation. I don't speak for Hashem, but I'm only writing what my eyes see. The comparisons and timing are clear.
- Massive Evacuations
- Graves being moved
- Last strongholds from rooftops
- Beach-front homes and businesses being demolished
I'm sure commentors can think of more.
See Lazer Beams, Sultan Knish, and R' Dov Bar Leib, who agree.
(Also, see a list here of people who disagree.)
Of course, I am saddened - and not gladdened - by the loss of life and property to those in and around the New Orleans area. My heart goes out to them.
Here are a couple of places to donate:
Orthodox Union's Hurrican Katrina Relief Fund
Jewish Hurricane Relief, Chabad Lubavitch of Louisiana