Thursday, September 1, 2005

Lessons to be learned



I'm watching live broadcasts from Louisiana. You can see it at
WWL TV. I'm watching people who have never had much and have now lost everything. They speak to reporters and tell them their stories of how they survived the storm and the rising waters. All they have left now is the shirts on their backs, and yet they speak of G-d's mercy. "By the grace of G-d I had some space to breath in before help come and get me." "G-d showed us mercy" and so on.

הלומד מכל אדם I guess would apply here too.

Would we be so thankful if G-d forbid it would happen to us? I don't mean Chas Vesholom to speak ill of our brothers and sisters, but we need to learn a lesson in life from the survivors of Katrina.

Katrina

12 comments:

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Hirshel Tzig - הירשל ציג said...

other than your shameless self-promotion, I do agree that the relief effort doesn't seem to be going well.

Hirshel Tzig - הירשל ציג said...

BP,
I think we're singing the same tune mi amigo.
(At least Fats is safe, v'dal)

Tuesday, September 06, 2005 2:08:05 PM


Louisiana said...
yeah! how come Fats didn't evacuate with the white folk?!

Tuesday, September 06, 2005 2:14:13 PM


bpunbound said...
Amen, bro

Tuesday, September 06, 2005 2:17:15 PM


Hirshel Tzig said...
maybe he don't care for white folk, only their money.

Tuesday, September 06, 2005 2:19:28 PM


??? said...
Huh?

Tuesday, September 06, 2005 2:24:55 PM


bpunbound said...
I would have paid to see that air lift. Did they use two helicopters?

Tuesday, September 06, 2005 2:27:03 PM


Litvak said...
good to see Lubavitchers are up to date on pop culture:(

Tuesday, September 06, 2005 2:30:04 PM

Anonymous said...

ht, i paid litvak a compliment and you censored me! that is the second time you've done this when i've complimented someone....'Touche" or however its spelled is a fencing term (i don't mean stolen tvs) which means in the vernacular 'you got me'. I hope that you now get the point.

Hirshel Tzig - הירשל ציג said...

then write it that way, with the ' on top of the e. Sorry

DovBear said...

And then Ovadya Yosef tells the newspapers they were punished b/ they didn't beleive in God.

Anonymous said...

The latest example of foot-in-mouth by Rav Ovadya Yosef is one of those things that makes emunas chachomim so hard. Are we supposed to follow these people?

Hirshel Tzig - הירשל ציג said...

Dor: you said: "is one of those things that makes emunas chachomim so hard"

As long as he's not blaming the Jews of his community, who cares what he says?

if he'd say that women are responsible for lack of Tznius, or the men for carrying in the Eruv I could understand your problem, but this?

Anonymous said...

Tzig,
I don't follow you...

Hirshel Tzig - הירשל ציג said...

Dor: If a chochom says that a major catastrophe struck due to a seemingly insignificant nuisance like a certain Tznius issue which may or may not be a "problem", then I can understand having a problem believing the Rabbi. Saying that a Hurricane struck due to a major event in Israel also affects your belief?

Anonymous said...

HT,
Can "Gedolim" expect to be taken seriously when the shoot from the hip like this?
Rav O"Y has said many things in the past that cause eyes to roll, this is just another one.
Explain to me the convoluted logic of this latest quote of his please.

Hirshel Tzig - הירשל ציג said...

My point, exactly. If he'd say that you're to blame then you'd be hard-pressed to believe him, but this, why not, it'll make you feel better, too!