Stories to the Rescue

By Gail Reimer, Jayne Guberman

Josh Rolnick, The Sh'ma Institute, March 2010

The authors highlight the stories that emerged from Jewish voices in the wake of Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans and the Mississippi Gulf Coast in 2005. They found that embedded in the narrators' stories were echoes of older Jewish stories, such as the Holocaust. The narrators allowed the listeners to act as witnesses to the breakdown and rebuilding of a Jewish and American community.

Topic: Communal Responsibility, Narrative, Community Relations, Shoah, Disaster Management, Emergency Management, Community Building, Holocaust

Name of Publication: Sh'ma: A Journal of Jewish Ideas

Editor: Berrin, Susan

Volume/Issue: Vol.40/no.668

Page Number(s): 13-14

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Genre: Article

Coverage: New Orleans, Louisiana , United States

Language: English

Copyright Holder: Publisher

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Bibliographic Information:
Reimer, Gail. Guberman, Jayne. Stories to the Rescue. Sh'ma: A Journal of Jewish Ideas. Josh Rolnick, The Sh'ma Institute. March 2010: 13-14. http://www.bjpa.org/Publications/details.cfm?PublicationID=6847


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