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The New Normal This entry, from October 31st, 2005, describes a "normal" day in the Beth Shalom religious school, which saw increased enrollment from New Orleans families after Hurricane Katrina. Rabbi Zamek is the spiritual leader of Beth Shalom Synagogue in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. He and his community played an important role in relief efforts after Hurricane Katrina, hosting evacuees in congregants' homes, reuniting families separated by the storm, and evacuating Torah...