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Hurricane Irene

  • Hurricane Irene strikes Vermont, spares Saul Bellow’s burial ground

    Repair the World has issued a call to action to help communities affected by Hurricane Irene. Among the many volunteer and tzedaka opportunities, the Repair bulletin specifically mentions the Jewish community of Brattleboro, Vermont by name. JTA readers might be interested to know that Nobel Prize-winner Saul Bellow is buried in Brattleboro at the Jewish cemetery, Shir Heharim.  [[READMORE]]… More ▸

  • A Hurricane named Israel?

    Fresh off an earthquake earlier this week, the East Coast is bracing for Hurricane Irene this weekend. Ten summers ago, the designated name of a hurricane was at the "I" of an international public relations storm: News Brief  June 7, 2001 – The World Meteorological Organization altered its list of names for this summer’s typhoons and hurricanes,… More ▸