Several minor earthquakes shake Israel
JERUSALEM (JTA) — Israel has been hit by four minor earthquakes over the past several days.
Two earthquakes on Sunday were felt in the area of Tiberias and the Sea of Galilee — one at noon and the second a few hours later. They both measured about 3.6 on the Richter scale.
The previous day, an earthquake of the same magnitude hit northern Israel, with its epicenter between the Hula Nature Reserve and the Sea of Galilee. A 3.5 magnitude quake occurred late last week, also near Tiberias.
It is not known what the string of mild earthquakes means and if it is a precursor of a larger earthquake in the region.
The Sea of Galilee is located on the Great Syria-African Rift, which has been the center of several earthquakes.
Rochelle Shoretz, Sharsheret founder and cancer advocate, is dead at 42
NEW YORK (JTA) — Rochelle Shoretz, whose own breast cancer diagnosis at age 28 led her to found the national cancer organization Sharsheret, died Saturday afternoon at her home in Teaneck, New Jersey. She was 42. The cause of death was complications from breast cancer. …