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Craigslist Helps Synagogue Locate Lost Torah

Craigslist can help you find that perfect cement mixer or even lead you to the mysterious cigarette-smoking beauty you sometimes see at your bus stop. But as a Phoenix synagogue found out last week, the sprawling advertisement site is also good for something else: recovering stolen Torah scrolls.

Sam Saks, a Young Israel of Phoenix congregant, posted a $500 reward online last Tuesday, a day after the Torah disappeared, asking for the scrolls to be returned, “no questions asked.” Later that day, he received an email from a woman who purportedly found the Torah — valued at over $35,000 — in a city garbage bin.

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