Natural Disasters

“God created a world, a physical world that obeys physical laws. And because it obeys physical laws, there are such things as earthquakes and tsunamis, and natural catastrophes. You couldn’t have a physical universe without these disasters happening. It was only because matter coalesced and formed stars, and those stars eventually exploded, spreading stardust throughout the world, that they ever coalesced to become planets, one of which was the earth, on one of which life began. Without these natural disasters, there couldn’t be a physical universe.”

Rabbi Sacks on God and Evil (Jinsider)