After last December's aweful tsunami, we heard a lot of people--including some whose first name is "rabbi"--saying some stupid things (you should forgive us). We haven't really heard of (too many) people trying to show they have some clairvoyance into the mind of God in the wake of Hurricane Katrina. Have we learned our lesson on this one?
In all cases, with the return to school this week, we're liable to need to address the tremendous suffering taking place in the Gulf Coast. Here are some links we posted after the tsunami, which may be useful now: