Iceland welcomes its first permanent Torah scroll

Jewish community of Reykjavik welcome their country's first permanent Torah scroll.Marcy Oster, JTA, 2/18/2020, 7:41 AM

Haredi judge's husband writes letter in Torah Scroll of People of Israel

Couple attend ceremony for Sefer Torah for Am Yisrael during Israel visit, with Judge Rachel Freier's husband writing a letter in the scrollMichal Levy, 12/29/2019, 3:10 AM

New Torah scroll - on Adolf Hitler Street

Freiburg Jews hold parade welcoming new Torah scroll on street which was named after Hitler 80 years ago.Yehonatan Gottlieb, 12/17/2019, 10:43 AM

Watch: Bereaved father begins Torah scroll in memory of daughter

Rabbi Eitan Shnerb writes first letters of Torah in memory of daughter Rina, as children look on and learn about the work of a scribe.Arutz Sheva Staff, 10/24/2019, 8:22 AM

Hungarian town gets new Torah scroll

New Torah scroll dedicated at special synagogue facing Mád's cemetery.Michal Levi, 7/9/2019, 1:02 PM

Ukraine synagogue gets first post-Holocaust Torah scroll

Ukraine synagogue where Menachem Begin got married gets its first Torah scroll since World War II.Arutz Sheva Staff, 7/5/2019, 5:18 PM

Stolen Torah scrolls found - in Palestinian barn

Four Torah scrolls stolen from Bnei Brak synagogue found hidden in barn in Arab village of Aqraba.Arutz Sheva Staff, 6/17/2019, 7:43 AM

Torah scrolls stolen from Bnei Brak synagogue

Thief throws old Torah scroll on the floor, makes off with new ones.Arutz Sheva Staff, 6/11/2019, 10:07 AM

Iran: Who stole Torah scrolls from Tehran's Jewish ghetto?

Three antique Torah scrolls stolen from centuries-old synagogue in the heart of Tehran's Jewish ghetto.Karmel Melamed, 3/24/2019, 8:04 PM

Macedonia: 500 year-old Torah scroll

Exhibition presents objects from Jew's deportation from Macedonia including: cattle car that led Jews from Macedonia to Treblinka death campMordechai Sones, 3/14/2019, 10:39 AM

Iran: Three Torah scrolls stolen from synagogue

Three ancient Torah scrolls disappear from synagogue in Tehran, Iran.Michal Levi, 3/3/2019, 4:05 PM

70 Torah scrolls from the Diaspora donated to IDF bases

Torah scrolls out of use in Diaspora Jewish communities donated to synagogues on IDF bases across Israel.Yoni Kempinski, 12/11/2018, 2:08 PM

Rabbi saves Torah scrolls from destruction in California fires

Community leader rescues scrolls as wildfire engulfs area in Thousand Oaks, CA - where shooter had killed 12 only a day before.Josefin Dolsten - JTA, 11/13/2018, 11:52 AM

Suspect nabbed in torching of Torah scroll

Police arrest 35-year-old suspected of stealing, burning Torah scroll in Israeli coastal city of Hadera.David Rosenberg, 10/22/2018, 12:52 PM

Who torched Israeli synagogue's Torah scroll?

Worshippers at synagogue in Israeli coastal town of Hadera horrified to find Torah scroll stolen and torched.David Rosenberg, 10/21/2018, 10:17 PM

Poland: Fragment of pre-war Torah scroll on display

Restored fragment of pre-war Torah scroll goes on display at site of Kielce pogrom in Poland.JTA, 10/8/2018, 2:19 PM

Ancient Torah scroll is safe after fire engulfs museum in Brazil

13th-century Yemenite Torah once owned by Brazilian emperor was removed prior to massive fire which destroyed many artifacts.JTA, 9/4/2018, 10:09 PM

This Torah made its way from a dead community to a new continent

A Torah scroll makes its way from Iowa to Paraguay, telling a story about modern Judaism on its way.JTA, Arutz Sheva Staff, 7/28/2018, 9:09 PM

Druze firefighter risks his life to save Torah scroll

Druze firefigher Wiam Nevoani jumps into flames to save a Torah scroll from a burning Nahariya synagogue.Chana Roberts, 1/5/2018, 11:19 AM

Stolen Torah scrolls recovered - with PA assistance

Five Torah scrolls stolen from Jaffa synagogue found in Hevron. Israeli police say PA authorities aided in recovery of holy items.Arutz Sheva Staff, 11/19/2017, 4:35 PM

Watch: Torah scrolls buried in Warsaw

Warsaw's Jewish community buried damaged Torah scrolls on the anniversary of the Warsaw ghetto uprising.Yoni Kempinski, 4/23/2017, 4:35 AM

Prague synagogue gets two new Torah scrolls

Prague synagogue gets new Torah scrolls for first time since World War II.Nissan Tzur, 3/20/2017, 9:46 AM

Stolen Torah scrolls returned to NY synagogue

Four Torah scrolls stolen from a Brooklyn synagogue returned.David Rosenberg, 10/28/2016, 11:01 AM

Torah scrolls stolen by kippah-clad thief

Four Torah scrolls valued at approximately $240,000 stolen from Brooklyn synagogue during Simchat Torah.JTA, 10/27/2016, 5:26 AM

2 stolen Torahs returned to NJ synagogue

Two Torahs valued at $30,000 that had been stolen with silver religious pieces returned to a New Jersey synagogue.JTA, 8/31/2016, 5:27 AM

Security ex-bigwigs against aircraft sales to Iran

Treasury might approve the deal in November, but Congress could stop it – depending on the outcome of the American elections.Hillel Fendel, 8/5/2016, 2:13 AM

Women of the Wall director detained by police

Police investigate Lesley Sachs for smuggling Torah scroll into Kotel women's section, violating regulations and agreements with state.Orli Baruch, 6/7/2016, 11:47 AM

18 Torah scrolls: Fallen soldiers, terror victims

In moving ceremony at Western Wall yeshiva, final letters are written in to new scrolls dedicated to the fallen.Ido Ben-Porat, 4/22/2016, 8:45 AM

Record: World’s oldest Torah scroll still in use

A Torah scroll written 8 centuries ago is still in use by a Jewish community in northern Italy.Shoshana Miskin, 3/3/2016, 8:03 PM

Police nab Torah scroll theft gang

Two Tiberias residents accused of selling 'wholesale' Torah scrolls to Jerusalem business owner for distribution worldwide.Shlomo Pietrekovsky, 10/29/2015, 11:15 AM

Synagogue Burns in Jerusalem Suburb

A synagogue in the town of Mevasseret Tziyon, west of Jerusalem, burned down Sunday night.Moshe Cohen, 10/5/2015, 10:44 PM

New Scrolls for 90-Year-Old Tel Aviv Synagogue

Tel Aviv's Great Synagogue celebrates its 90th birthday with the introduction of four new Torah scrolls.Yoni Kempinski, 8/25/2015, 1:15 AM

Tel Aviv's Great Synagogue Adds Four Torah Scrolls

Four Torah scrolls - two of which survived the Holocaust - will be introduced to the Great Synagogue of Tel Aviv in a special ceremony.Hezki Baruch, 8/12/2015, 5:21 PM

Watch: Torah Dedicated to Infant Terror Victim

Town of Yakir gathers to dedicate a Torah scroll in memory of Adelle Biton, who passed away two years after being wounded in rock attack.Yoni Kempinski, 6/29/2015, 3:12 AM

Donated Torah Scroll Disappears from Knesset

Arutz Sheva reporter shocked to find Knesset has banned scroll dedicated to partisan fighters for being a 'donation.'Eliran Aharon, 6/10/2015, 6:47 PM

Netanyahu Completes Torah Scroll for Paris Victims

Four scrolls will be written in memory of the four Jews murdered at Paris kosher market; two in Israel, two in Paris.Gil Ronen, 2/5/2015, 5:44 PM

Torah Given by Bereaved Mother for Children Stolen

Five of Malka Yeshurun's children died of ALS, and the tragedy continues as Torah scroll she donated in their memory is stolen.Yoni Kempinski, Ari Yashar, 10/28/2014, 6:46 PM

A Sefer Torah in Gratitude to the IDF

A Sefer Torah was presented to the Nahal Brigade by the Leo V. Berger Fund and IYIM in a lively ceremony at the base.Cynthia Blank, 10/2/2014, 2:06 PM

Torah Scroll Dedicated in Memory of Murdered Teens

Migdal Insurance company funds, dedicates, Torah scroll; also names synagogue for one of the murdered boys.Uzi Baruch, 9/17/2014, 4:17 PM

Hungarian Jews Seek Return of Looted Scrolls

Hungarian Jewish leaders talking with Russia over the return of a collection of religious items looted by the Red Army.Elad Benari, 2/19/2014, 6:13 AM

WoW Deny Attempt to 'Smuggle' Torah to the Kotel

Group alleges WoW attempted to sneak Torah scroll in duffel bag into Kotel plaza against police regulations; WoW strenuously deny claims.Ari Yashar, 1/2/2014, 10:08 PM

The Torah Scroll on Board US Aircraft Carrier

Photojournalist Yissachar Ruas recounts his unique discovery during a tour of US Navy aircraft carrier USS Eisenhower.Yissachar Ruas, 9/10/2013, 10:44 AM

Redeeming Torah Scrolls, Uniting a Nation

Unique project connects IDF units in need of a Torah scroll with Jews overseas and scrolls in need of repair.Arutz Sheva, 9/1/2013, 5:46 PM

Synagogue Vandalized in Jerusalem

Bnei Akiva counselors horrified to find crude graffiti, mistreated Torah scroll in chapter's synagogue.Maayana Miskin, 8/23/2013, 11:44 AM

Police Suspect Arson in Synagogue Fire

Several Torah scrolls were destroyed as Netanya synagogue burned.Maayana Miskin, 7/30/2013, 12:05 PM

El Al Torah Read in Synagogue for the First Time

El Al CEO Shkedy took part in the reading of the scroll, written over a period of three years by thousands worldwide.Gil Ronen, 6/16/2013, 7:58 PM

Anger at Government Silence on Yeshiva Desecration

‘Where is Peres?’ residents ask as Torah scroll desecration is widely ignored. Deputy minister: this brings back dark times.Maayana Miskin, 4/7/2013, 10:58 AM

Torah Scroll Written by Thousands of Jews

A new Sefer Torah, written by over 200 thousand Jews, was dedicated at the Western Wall.Yoni Kempinski, 3/14/2013, 6:12 AM

Torah and Hanukkah Unite Reps. Cantor and Shultz

Torah and Hanukkah combined their strength to bring together rival Reps. Cantor and Schultz for completion of a “unity” Torah scroll. Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu, 12/17/2012, 2:55 PM

22 Torah Scrolls Found Damaged in Belle Harbor

In a single seaside community, volunteers from New York's Jewish Shomrim organization have discovered 22 damaged Torah scrolls.Chana Ya'ar, 11/5/2012, 8:32 PM

Torah and Humanity: As We Begin the Reading Cycle

Culture? Humanism? Ethics? Great literature? Go to the Torah, both written and oral and see what humanity is about. Yonatan Silverman, 10/7/2012, 9:12 AM

Torah Scroll in Nuclear Reactor ‘Protects Us’

The first Torah scroll for the Dimona nuclear reactor is being dedicated Tuesday, along with a new synagogue, replacing a bomb shelter. Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu, 10/2/2012, 10:53 AM

$20,000 to Save Torah Scrolls from Arab Thieves

After six months and $20,000, Jerusalem’s Gilo residents retrieved four Torahs scrolls stolen by Palestinian Authority Arab thieves.Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu, 7/4/2012, 7:56 AM

Miracle in Tzfat: Boys Find Stolen Torah Scrolls

Three grade school boys accidentally found six stolen Torah scrolls in an abandoned building where they wanted to establish a clubhouse.Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu, 5/14/2012, 1:29 PM