Even in Tragedy, A Little Humor

By Daniel Brenner

CLAL: the National Jewish Center for Learning and Leadership, September 26, 2001

Rabbi Daniel Brenner describes his experiences volunteering at the Armory on Lexington Avenue in New York City on the Thursday after the World Trade Center attacks. There, the author encountered a tremendous amount of tension and sorrow as families of the missing gathered to enquire about their loved ones. Yet, he contends that even in tragedy, New Yorkers did not lose their sense of humor. The author concludes by writing that while the attacks have changed the lives of thousands, the subway map, and the skyline, he is proud to report that they haven't drained the sweetness from the Big Apple.

Topic: Trauma, Social Services, Humor, Disaster Management, Emergency Management, Religion

Name of Publication: CLAL Special Features Archive

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Genre: Opinion

Coverage: New York, New York , United States

Language: English

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Brenner, Daniel. Even in Tragedy, A Little Humor. CLAL Special Features Archive. CLAL: the National Jewish Center for Learning and Leadership. 26 September 2001: http://www.bjpa.org/Publications/details.cfm?PublicationID=8295


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