All secular books were destroyed but the Bibles remained in good condition, says Houston resident.
“All my secular books were destroyed, but the pages of these books are still dry, still usable and without any mold."
Florida braces as Irma threatens to rage past, and many are concerned by the damages that will certainly be wreaked by one of the most powerful Atlantic storms to have hit in a century.
150 students from three US states join Chabad’s efforts to provide relief.
"The Jewish State is measured by its response when our brothers around the world are in crisis," Diaspora Affairs Minister Naftali Bennett says.
A kosher restaurant is expecting to serve 1,000 meals a day to the Jewish residents of Houston and plans to remain in the Houston area for several weeks.
Freedom of speech is at the forefront of discussion once again.
Ten people have died as a result of the storm, a number expected to rise, and more than 3,000 have had to be rescued.
The Psychotrauma and Crisis Response Unit deals with situations where bystanders need emotional support -- what United Hatzalah calls "psychological first-aid."
In the long term, iAid hopes to help with technological needs of the community, such as water purification, using Israel innovations.