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Saturday, May 5, 2012
Six Torah Scrolls Missing from Tzfas Shul
Shul goers were shocked this morning when they arrived for Shacharis at the Tzemach Tzedek Shul in the Old City of Tzfas.
They found the Aron Kodesh broken and six Sifrei Torah stolen. Some of the Sifrei Torah were antique.
The Minyan was moved to a neighboring shul.
Rabbi Shmuel Eliyahu, Rav of Tzfas, ruled that since the robbery was not life endangering, the police may not be notifies until after Shabbos.
The shuls in the Old City are a common target for stealing tashmishei kedusha. Many of the Sifrei Torah have eventually been returned to the shuls.
Mayor Ilan Shochet encouraged the police to do all in their power to locate the Sifrei Torah.
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