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Only much later did a police truck finally arrive on the scene with a ladder and a chain and knock the table out of the tree.

“Looks like I am going to have to buy another table for my sukkah,” said Meyer.

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36 COMMENTS

  1. My understanding is that it was hard for many NYers without cars to evacuate – especially those without potential emergency housing with friends and family nearby that weren't also under evacuation orders.

  2. Noah spent 120 years trying to convince people to “evacuate” from their sinful lives and repent so that the flood would not happen but nobody repented. How would only a couple of days affect a person who believed that there would be no such thing as a flood when they, in their arrogance, are righteous? As you can see even on the JPress, there’s a Rabbi who claims to know better than G-d as to what HE should have done and not have done which gives the indication that he and his followers have learned nothing before and nothing after this flooding storm.

  3. My door -in Ashkelon- is open to any Jew in need of a roof due to this disaster. Most of my friends in NY and NJ are safe, even if they were without electricity for a while (some still are). I'm still worried about children and the3 elderly with the temperatures dropping and another storm front announced. Make sure to take care of each other and stay as warm and dry as possible. I'll be praying for you. BTW, the man whose tallit saved him from the cold on top of the garbage truck can really say Baruch Hashem.

  4. Tzvi, instead of belittling them, why don't you help welcome them home? Do you have an idea how hard it is to make Aliyah without any money. Certainly, Nefesh B'Nefesh pays for the plane ticket and get you a tehudat zehut, but they don't help you find you a place to live (no they don't and I know it first hand), they don't help you find you a job, they don't even help you find an ulpan or a school for your kids, or get enrolled for disability when you no longer qualify for the oleh chadash allocation. You've got to depend on the misrad ha'klita, which -outside large cities- only speak Hebrew (and sometimes some Russian). Without money for a preparation tour of Israel and a good real estate agent, you are on your own. Many people -especially the elderly, the disabled, and those with large families- just can't do it. You want Jews to come home? Then open the door and your heart to them and they will come.

  5. Lower Manhattan lost power for days, yet they hadn't been in an evacuation zone. Do you really think the city was prepared to evacuate everyone below 34th street to shelters? Most of Nassau county was told to evacuate. Had they all left where would they all go?

  6. Tzvi, instead of belittling them, why don’t you help welcome them home? Do you have an idea how hard it is to make Aliyah without any money. Certainly, Nefesh B’Nefesh pays for the plane ticket and get you a tehudat zehut, but they don’t help you find you a place to live (no they don’t and I know it first hand), they don’t help you find you a job, they don’t even help you find an ulpan or a school for your kids, or get enrolled for disability when you no longer qualify for the oleh chadash allocation. You’ve got to depend on the misrad ha’klita, which -outside large cities- only speak Hebrew (and sometimes some Russian). Without money for a preparation tour of Israel and a good real estate agent, you are on your own. Many people -especially the elderly, the disabled, and those with large families- just can’t do it. You want Jews to come home? Then open the door and your heart to them and they will come.

  7. Tzvi, instead of belittling them, why don’t you help welcome them home? Do you have an idea how hard it is to make Aliyah without any money. Certainly, Nefesh B’Nefesh pays for the plane ticket and get you a tehudat zehut, but they don’t help you find you a place to live (no they don’t and I know it first hand), they don’t help you find you a job, they don’t even help you find an ulpan or a school for your kids, or get enrolled for disability when you no longer qualify for the oleh chadash allocation. You’ve got to depend on the misrad ha’klita, which -outside large cities- only speak Hebrew (and sometimes some Russian). Without money for a preparation tour of Israel and a good real estate agent, you are on your own. Many people -especially the elderly, the disabled, and those with large families- just can’t do it. You want Jews to come home? Then open the door and your heart to them and they will come.

  8. Tzvi, instead of belittling them, why don’t you help welcome them home? Do you have an idea how hard it is to make Aliyah without any money. Certainly, Nefesh B’Nefesh pays for the plane ticket and get you a tehudat zehut, but they don’t help you find you a place to live (no they don’t and I know it first hand), they don’t help you find you a job, they don’t even help you find an ulpan or a school for your kids, or get enrolled for disability when you no longer qualify for the oleh chadash allocation. You’ve got to depend on the misrad ha’klita, which -outside large cities- only speak Hebrew (and sometimes some Russian). Without money for a preparation tour of Israel and a good real estate agent, you are on your own. Many people -especially the elderly, the disabled, and those with large families- just can’t do it. You want Jews to come home? Then open the door and your heart to them and they will come.

  9. Noah spent 120 years trying to convince people to “evacuate” from their sinful lives and repent so that the flood would not happen but nobody repented. How would only a couple of days affect a person who believed that there would be no such thing as a flood when they, in their arrogance, are righteous? As you can see even on the JPress, there’s a Rabbi who claims to know better than G-d as to what HE should have done and not have done which gives the indication that he and his followers have learned nothing before and nothing after this flooding storm.

  10. Noah spent 120 years trying to convince people to “evacuate” from their sinful lives and repent so that the flood would not happen but nobody repented. How would only a couple of days affect a person who believed that there would be no such thing as a flood when they, in their arrogance, are righteous? As you can see even on the JPress, there’s a Rabbi who claims to know better than G-d as to what HE should have done and not have done which gives the indication that he and his followers have learned nothing before and nothing after this flooding storm.

  11. Noah spent 120 years trying to convince people to “evacuate” from their sinful lives and repent so that the flood would not happen but nobody repented. How would only a couple of days affect a person who believed that there would be no such thing as a flood when they, in their arrogance, are righteous? As you can see even on the JPress, there’s a Rabbi who claims to know better than G-d as to what HE should have done and not have done which gives the indication that he and his followers have learned nothing before and nothing after this flooding storm.

  12. My door -in Ashkelon- is open to any Jew in need of a roof due to this disaster. Most of my friends in NY and NJ are safe, even if they were without electricity for a while (some still are). I’m still worried about children and the3 elderly with the temperatures dropping and another storm front announced. Make sure to take care of each other and stay as warm and dry as possible. I’ll be praying for you. BTW, the man whose tallit saved him from the cold on top of the garbage truck can really say Baruch Hashem.

  13. My door -in Ashkelon- is open to any Jew in need of a roof due to this disaster. Most of my friends in NY and NJ are safe, even if they were without electricity for a while (some still are). I’m still worried about children and the3 elderly with the temperatures dropping and another storm front announced. Make sure to take care of each other and stay as warm and dry as possible. I’ll be praying for you. BTW, the man whose tallit saved him from the cold on top of the garbage truck can really say Baruch Hashem.

  14. My door -in Ashkelon- is open to any Jew in need of a roof due to this disaster. Most of my friends in NY and NJ are safe, even if they were without electricity for a while (some still are). I’m still worried about children and the3 elderly with the temperatures dropping and another storm front announced. Make sure to take care of each other and stay as warm and dry as possible. I’ll be praying for you. BTW, the man whose tallit saved him from the cold on top of the garbage truck can really say Baruch Hashem.

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