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Fire Burns All 3 Sefer Torahs of Chabad Pomona Shul

Following a huge fire in the Chassidim 110 – Chabad Shul in Pomona, NY, on Wednesday morning, congregants were devastated to discover that all three of the Shul's Sifrei Torah have been destroyed. Full Story, Photos, Video

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Very sad
April 17, 2024 1:13 pm

Would the tzibur be able to claim on the Shul’s insurance for those who left their tefillin?

Insure your tefillin
Reply to  Very sad
April 17, 2024 1:58 pm

Tefillin don’t belong to Shule

Fire safe
April 17, 2024 1:37 pm

Was the safe, fire-rated? If so, specs?
So others can use this terrible tragedy, to possibly save another.

Yanked Todres
Reply to  Fire safe
April 17, 2024 2:15 pm

A standard safe is only burglar resistant. It doesn’t protect the contents from a fire! Even a true fire resistant safe has a time rating (say .5 to 2 hours). That works fine in an urban area where the fire department can respond immediately. In a rural area where the fire was already so developed by the time they got there that they could only spray water on the building from the outside, it would have been exposed to heat for longer than it’s rated capabilities.

Chaim
Reply to  Fire safe
April 18, 2024 12:25 am

Problem was that the safe fell into the basement floor in a pool of 3 feet of water, no safe is water proof

CH’er
April 17, 2024 1:40 pm

😢. שריפה אשר שרף ה’ ל״ע

ר״ל ישם ירחם עלינו

OYSH
April 17, 2024 1:42 pm

that is terrible!!

Menachem
April 17, 2024 1:44 pm

Watching the horrifying clip. Nebech May Hashem protect us in these needed times…. I smell the burn the stench. Unbearable times.
Let’s do an extra deed of kindness and Chesed for one another. It will enable Chesed from Hashem !!

kop dr
April 17, 2024 2:40 pm

what kind of a safe did they have ????????

Yankel Todres
Reply to  kop dr
April 17, 2024 8:27 pm

Even the most impregnable-looking safe won’t protect against fire. A fire-resistant safe is designed to afford specific protection against fire. (It has thick walls filled with damp mineral insulation, which makes the whole safe very heavy.) Even then, it’s only certified to protect documents for a specific amount of time. (Typically, 1/2 to 2:00 hours.) Every detail of the specifications are defined in the applicable UL standards. A safe certified to protect electronic media will keep its cool for even longer.

Teffilin
April 17, 2024 3:56 pm

Could possibly claim from personal homeowners insurance

Burn in Lubavitch
April 17, 2024 4:18 pm

Wasn’t there a big fire in Lubavitch in times of the tzemach tzedek I think, around the beggining of the month of nissan?

how did it start?
April 17, 2024 10:48 pm

what caused such a terrible fire?

Terrible
April 18, 2024 2:11 am

I can’t look at the pictures, it’s too sad

heartbreaking
April 18, 2024 1:13 pm

hashem have rachmonis

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