(JTA) — Two Torahs valued at $30,000 that had been stolen with some $50,000 of silver religious pieces were returned to a New Jersey synagogue. Thomas Dobles, 39, a former caretaker at Congregation B’nai Jacob in Jersey City, was arrested Aug. 25 as part of the investigation into the theft, WABC-TV reported. The pieces of…
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A video by Israeli feminist organization Women of the Wall Nashot HaKotel reveals an Orthodox man ripping up a prayer book in protest of women reading at the Western Wall.
Rabbi Shulem Korn, an enterprising Orthodox Jew from Monsey, has made a name for himself conducting boisterous Torah parades in New York — turning otherwise sleepy streets into observant block parties.
The Yemeni government reportedly has imprisoned a Jewish man for allegedly helping smuggle a historic Torah scroll out of the war-torn country and into Israel.
Israel has brought in 19 Jews from war-ravaged Yemen in what immigration officials described as the last covert operation to move members of a dwindling Jewish community dating back two millennia.
A Torah scroll from the synagogue in the northern Italian town of Biella has been identified as probably the oldest in the world still owned and used by a Jewish community.
The Jewish community of the Polish city of Lodz received its first new Torah scroll since World War II, its rabbi said.
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