Rabbi Benzion Chanowitz shows the empty cabinet where the Torah was stolen from
A New York state synagogue is holding a rally to help locate a stolen Torah.
The handwritten Sefer Torah and $200 in cash were found to be missing last week after a break-in at the Landfield Avenue Synagogue in Monticello, N.Y.
The rally will be held at the synagogue on Sunday. A decade ago the synagogue held a year-long fundraising campaign to raise money for the purchase of the Torah – and it then took a scribe in Israel a year to repair the scroll.
Rabbi Benzion Chanowitz told MidHudsonNews.com that the rally will be “an expression of the community’s outrage that people’s property is broken into and their possessions stolen.”