Torah scrolls

Unique Reunion At Florida Synagogue

26 Holocaust-era Torah scrolls that originated from Czechoslovakia were reunited together for the first time in 70 years.

03/30/2016 - 14:02
Staff Writer

Twenty-six survivors of the Holocaust were reunited recently at Temple Beth El in Hollywood, Fla. — Torah scrolls from Czechoslovakia, the Sun Sentinel reported.

26 Holocaust-era Torah scrolls were reunited together at Temple Beth El in Florida. Courtesy of Temple Beth El

Was This Torah Rescued From Kristallnacht?

The scroll reflects the murky nexus of Jewish history and claims of Holocaust provenance.

11/03/2015 - 19:00
Staff Writer

It stands about two feet tall, is about 200 years old and comes in a fading green velvet cover. Many people will sing with it and dance with it on Monday night — and likely raise questions about its murky past.

The late Queens Rabbi Israel Mowshowitz played key role in welcoming the Berlin Torah scroll.

Fireman Rescues Two Torah Scrolls from Christchurch Rubble

03/02/2011 - 19:00

SYDNEY, Australia (JTA) – Two Torah scrolls buried under the rubble of the Chabad house in Christchurch, New Zealand, have been saved.

Rabbi Shmuel Friedman, who escaped from the Jewish outreach center with an Israeli backpacker when the devastating earthquake struck Feb. 22, was stopped Wednesday by police detective Chris Bell as the rabbi tried to salvage remnants of the Chabad building in central Christchurch.

Survivors’ group seeks probe of Torah-rescuing rabbi

04/01/2010 - 20:00

NEW YORK (JTA) -- A Holocaust survivors group has asked Maryland to launch a fraud investigation into the sale of reclaimed Holocaust-era Torah scrolls.

The American Gathering of Jewish Holocaust Survivors and their Descendants requested a probe into the work of Rabbi Menachem Youlus and Save A Torah Inc., a non-profit foundation that supports the rabbi's finding, purchasing and restoring of European Torahs, in a letter to state Attorney General Douglas Gansler.

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