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Leghorn/Livorno, Italy

Livorno, 1742: The city was hit with an Earthquake.

This earthquake was the last of a series of small earthquakes, which started a few weeks earlier. 

The Jewish quarter miraculously survived the earthquake with no damage. This day, 22 Shevat, was instituted as a “Purim Sheini”, which started as a day of fast and prayer. On Shabbos, they said Hallel haGadol – “Praise to Hashem, for He is good, His steadfast love is eternal.”

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