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A Chabad center in Oklahoma City opened its building as a shelter for those
displaced by a deadly tornado.
The Chabad Community Center of Southern
Oklahoma also is collecting supplies for those left homeless by the tornado that
tore through an Oklahoma City suburb on Monday afternoon, leaving at least 24
people dead, including several children, and injuring hundreds.
feel the pain of others, we’re very thankful that we’re able to respond – to use
all our energy and all our resources to let the community know we’re here to
help,” Rabbi Ovadia Goldman, the Southern Oklahoma Chabad’s co-director, told
Goldman said he has received calls from individuals and
organizations in New York, Ohio, Iowa, Illinois, California and abroad with
offers to help with relief efforts.
Prime Minister Binyamin
Netanyahu sent a letter of condolence to President Obama on Tuesday morning in
the wake of the tornado.
“On behalf of the Government and people of
Israel, I offer our heartfelt condolences to you and to the people of the United
States on the massive tornado that struck in Oklahoma and exacted such a
horrific toll in human life,” Netanyahu wrote. “Our thoughts and prayers are
with the victims of this tragedy and their families at this difficult