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Rosh Hashanah and Hurricane Katrina: Reflections from Bluma Rivkin of New Orleans

To mark the third anniversary of Hurricane Katrina and the coming High Holidays, we have chosen a story told by New Orleans resident Bluma Rivkin. One of 90 oral histories collected by the Jewish Women's Archive for the Katrina's Jewish Voices project, the interview was conducted by historian Rosalind Hinton on October 12, 2006. This will be the first of a series of monthly podcasts, so check back regularly!

You will find Bluma Rivkin mentioned in our project Katrina's Jewish Voices which includes this Chabad New Orleans blog entry, "Simchat Torah in New Orleans." Bluma's full-length oral history, along with others that were recorded as part of this project, will be accessible online in the next year, offering a new way for women's (and, for this project, men's) stories to be told

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Bluma Rivkin reflects on Hurricane Katrina and Rosh Hashanah.

How to cite this page

Jewesses With Attitude. "Rosh Hashanah and Hurricane Katrina: Reflections from Bluma Rivkin of New Orleans." 24 September 2008. Jewish Women's Archive. (Viewed on October 27, 2016) <>.


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