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Earthquakes and Jewish Art


If I wasn’t entirely too exhausted to blog, I would write something deep and heartfelt about the recent devastating earthquake in Haiti. (Please check out my fan page and Twitter feed for links about the earthquake and how you can help the people of Haiti.) The capital of Haiti, Port-au-Prince, is far enough from the capital of the Dominican Republic, Santo Domingo, that my family in Santo Domingo was safe but close enough that they felt the earthquake and its aftershocks.
Already, I have Jewish friends (Orthodox and not) who are mobilizing to aid Haiti however they can, whether through donations or more hands-on help.

Overdoing it:
Unfortunately, while I’ve been trying to take it easy lately (I really have taken to writing much less in the last couple of months), I haven’t really been ‘doing’ less and after falling asleep at 11:30pm yesterday, I woke up at 3:30pm today. I really, really needed the sleep I guess. I wish I could say I feel rested but actually, I feel terrible. I want nothing more than to curl back into bed with a glass of chocolate milk, a painkiller and perhaps a good book but I’m trying to work on my Limmud NY session where I will be performing my “Memoirs of a Jewminicana” speech.
And last but not least…
If you have any money to spare after scrabbling together something to send to Haiti, please check out this fun Jewish art!

Related: One Rabbi’s Response to the Haitian Earthquake of 2010

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