Thursday, August 03, 2006
tisha b'av and new orleans
there are lot of websites, blogs and news articles that are and will be sharing people's experiences - those who were forced into exile and those who were there for the aftermath and recovery. not to mention the hbo spike lee documentary on katrina that's beginning to get some buzz...
i went to college in new orleans, and was there volunteering for a week in april, gutting houses with acorn.
some websites that i've found recently:
"If I Forget You O New Orleans" - from the Forward
"By the Waters of Babylon" - by Anya Kamenetz - in the village voice - written last year
an article from the washington post, describing the funeral/tahorah-like experience of gutting a moldy new orleans house
the Katrina blog project on Daily Kos
from the blog project - a powerful first-hand account