By Roni Robbins
When Torahs Tumble To the Floor, What’s a Shul To Do?
A collective shudder ran through rows of worshipers at Congregation Beth Israel in Asheville, N.C., during the recent Kol Nidre service. Congregants watched in horror as two Torahs toppled out of the ark and hit the bimah with a loud clattering of silver ornaments. Another Torah was caught as it fell. Within moments, those seated…
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