Irene Reasons Given
After my list of earthquake reasons given, here are the reasons given for Hurricane Irene (that I noticed):
- Israel Rising, R' Lazer Brody, and Tomer Devorah connect it to Jonathan Pollard's imprisonment
- R' Shalom Dov Wolpe says it's punishment to the US for its pressure to accept a terror state in the inheritance of our forefathers
- Update: Rebbetzin Jungreis says "this might be a warning from the Almighty to stop worshiping the “Golden Calf” and re-examine our lives"
- R' Yehuda Levin - Kedarko Bakodesh - explains why it wasn't as bad as thought
- Michelle Bachmann says it's Hashem's way of telling politicians to stop spending (oops! sorry! I thought she was Jewish :-) )
Update: Rav Shteinman Shlit"a says it's to awaken and inspire us before the Yom Hadin that's coming up