As I’m sure you know by now, a meteorite hit Russia last week and did a great deal of damage. The Worldnutdaily, unsurprisingly, thinks it’s worth noting that people in a synagogue kept praying as other buildings were hit, and that a “miracle” occurred.
A meteor exploded over central Russia today, creating an atomic bomb-size shock wave that shattered tens of thousands of windows, shoved buildings around and injured an estimated 1,200, authorities said.
But it wasn’t big enough to disrupt prayers at a synagogue in the bull’s-eye, where Shliach Rabbi Yechiel Levitin told COL.org, a website focusing on Jews and Israel, “People come here to pray despite the cold, which is minus 8. The congregation prayed as usual, and they along with Head Schliach Rabbi Meir Kirsch were assisting the injured.”
“We heard a huge explosion … but did not know what it was,” Levitin told the website. “There was glass shattering everywhere, people trying to escape – but there was nowhere to run.
“Then we found out it was a meteor from space.”
He said one of the congregants ran outside to see what was happening, and a huge piece of glass fell into the spot where he had been sitting moments before.
“It was clearly a huge miracle,” Levitin told the site.
1200 people injured, but one guy not injured? Miracle. Why didn’t God give a damn about those other 1200 people?