May 2019 issue of The New Ensign Magazine. 40pp PDF
Notre Dame Fire
April 16, 2019 — A catastrophic fire engulfed 12th century Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris, gutting and destroying the landmark’s spire and stunning France and the world–-Flames that began in the early evening burst through the roof —-and engulfed the spire, which collapsed.
The Israel media company Haaretz tweeted that France burned all known copies of Talmud the on 16th April 1242, exactly 777 years ago – Coincidence? Not only that! Also notable – 777 Eastern Parkway in Crown Heights, NY., is the address for the Chabad – Lubavitch World HQ.
Yet another coincidence! It was prominent Rabbi Menachim Schneerson’s birthday on the 15th April, while being in the USA, part of the day would be the 16th in Europe! See picture top of the next column.