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First a quake, now a hurricane . . .
Question: What's going on? First we had an earthquake that shook much of the East Coast, and now we have a hurricane coming our way. Earthquakes belong in the Pacific, and hurricanes belong in the Caribbean! Is this the beginning of the apocalypse? Respon...
Reflections on the East Coast Earthquake
I don't know about you but I definitely could use a little shaking up. Because when things stay in one place for too long they get boring, they get old....
The blessing helps bring into focus how the forces of nature are all truly from G‑d and expressions of His majesty.
1430
The church and the government of Rome set Wednesday, March 6, 1430, as the day when all the Jews of Rome must convert or face death. On that day a great earthquake shook Rome and many of the archbishops and priests who conceived the decree were killed. Fo...
First there is a rumbling.Then things begin to shake.Within a few minutes it is all over, but the damage has been done. Large buildings may collapse. Bridges tumble down. Mountains change shape, and rivers take a new course.Thousands of people may be kill...
1960
Hundreds of Jews, including some students of the local Chabad Yeshivah, were among the thousands of victims to perish in a devastating earthquake that struck Agadir, Morocco on the 2nd of Adar in 1960.
1837
A devastating earthquake struck northern Israel, killing four thousand Jews in Safed and between 700 to 1000 Jews in Tiberias. Many of the survivors migrated to Hebron, rejuvenating the developing Chabad community established there 10 years earlier by the...
1755
A great earthquake struck Lisbon, Portugal, destroying much of the city including the courthouse of the Inquisition.
1691
On December 20 (21 Teves), 1691, strong earthquakes rattled the city of Ancona, Italy, causing numerous structures to collapse and placing its inhabitants in mortal danger. Miraculously, the Jewish quarter was spared, suffering the collapse of only one ho...
No deaths or serious injuries reported, but thousands without electricity and water
More than 190 aftershocks continued to rattle Anchorage throughout Saturday after a 7.0 magnitude earthquake hit right outside of the city on Friday morning. While no deaths or serious injuries were reported, the Anchorage area suffered serious damage fro...
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