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Torah Scroll Robbed from N.J. Jewish School

(JTA) — A Torah scroll valued at some $70,000 was stolen from a Jewish school in Lakewood, New Jersey.

The Torah scroll was in a safe, which was removed by two burglars in a theft caught by a surveillance camera. The men have not yet been identified.

The burglars reportedly entered the Cheder Torah Zev school through an unlocked door early Saturday morning.

A $5,000 reward is being offered for return of the Torah scroll, according to local reports.




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