Katrina

  • The devastation of Hurricane Katrina

    Last week marked the eighth anniversary of Hurricane Katrina’s devastation of New Orleans. The Jews of the Crescent City weren’t spared, losing several houses of worship and suffering a huge population drop that took years to recover. More ▸

  • Insensitive on New Orleans comparison

    To the Editor: As a supporter of Jewish camping, I read your article "Effort helping nonprofit Jewish camps become more professional" with great interest. However, as a member of the New Orleans Jewish community who suffered greatly through Katrina, I found a comment by Eric Phelps extremely disturbing. As JTA reported, Phelps said that "The… More ▸

  • Spread news on Israel’s relief efforts

    To the Editor: The message must get out that Israel is a front-line responder, with all the wonderful medical and engineering and other skills the country is sending to Haiti. It is not being mentioned on TV, so we must give them the information. Israel must speak up, show videos, give material to the news… More ▸