“Whether a person breaks into a random building, or specifically targets a synagogue, it still has a terribly pernicious effect.”
The scribe, Samuel ben Jacob, also wrote the famed Leningrad Codex.
The disposable paper face masks offer little protection from the clouds of dust that fill the cliffside cave where Israeli archaeologists are wrapping up the largest excavation in the Judean desert of the past half-century.
The Foundation for the Preservation of Jewish Heritage in Poland will save two pre-World War II Torah scrolls using a grant received from the Association of the Jewish Historical Institute of Poland.
A stolen Torah scroll uncovered by an Iranian volunteer militia was returned to the Shiraz Jewish community, the Fars News Agency reported.
A Holocaust commemoration group brought from Poland to Israel a drum that was made out of a Torah scroll and belonged to a Nazi sympathizer.
Israeli scribes restored a 200-year old Iraqi Torah scroll that arrived in Israel under mysterious circumstances.
Defying regulations by Western Wall rabbinic authorities, members of Women of the Wall smuggled a tiny Torah scroll into the women’s section of the Kotel.
Women are permitted to dance with a Torah scroll on the Simchat Torah holiday, a national-religious rabbinical organization has ruled.
A Torah scroll that has spent more than 100 years in a British museum was returned to its Jewish community.