When Tragedy Strikes, Nation Becomes Neighborhood

By Leonard Fein

Forward Association, 2011

Unbearable tragedy, like the shock felt at the collapse of the Twin Towers turns nations into neighborhoods, as all seek to deal with the senselessness of the disaster through courtesy and kindness. One wishes, somehow, there were a way to extend the suddenly discovered extra measure of kindness, this new exercise of the better angels of our nature, extend it from this extraordinary time into the ordinary time that will soon enough displace it. For we are bound to observe that just now, 10 years later, courtesy and kindness seem in shorter supply than ever.

Topic: Memorial, Death and Mourning, Communal Memory, Community Building, Terrorism

Name of Publication: Jewish Daily Forward

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Coverage: Israel , United States

Language: English

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Fein, Leonard. When Tragedy Strikes, Nation Becomes Neighborhood. Jewish Daily Forward. Forward Association. 2011: http://www.bjpa.org/Publications/details.cfm?PublicationID=15455


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