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Thursday, September 01, 2005

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.

Both had:

  • Massive Evacuations

  • Looting

  • 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


At Thu Sep 01, 09:44:00 AM 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Also the Mekubal Harav David Batzri sees the connection:

At Thu Sep 01, 09:56:00 AM 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said...

not to mention that locationwise they are both southern coastlines, gambling infrastructure was planned for gaza and now the missisipi gambling infrastructure has been destroyed, america sold israel for oil and now its oil refineries have been severely damaged... etc...

At Sun Sep 04, 11:07:00 PM 2005, Blogger Batya said...

There's a lesson for sure.

At Wed Sep 07, 12:52:00 AM 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said...

At Mon Sep 12, 05:50:00 AM 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said...

There is no conflict. It is clear (to me) that disengagement determinted the timing and character of the destruction. It does not explain that New Orleans had to be the target. Southern Decadence sheds light on that.

At Tue Sep 13, 02:53:00 PM 2005, Blogger Jameel @ The Muqata said...


I fail to understand why New Orleans' destruction is the choice location for Hashem's wrath. California, the US's Left Coast is by far much more worse objectively.

At Mon Sep 19, 01:26:00 PM 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said...

i read the artical from Mekubal Harav David Batzri its scary

time to do teshuva


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