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'We waited 12 years': The story of Jonathan Pollard's Torah scroll

'We waited 12 years': The story of Jonathan Pollard's Torah scroll

Esther Pollard tells the story of the Torah scroll she and her husband wrote: 'First time in history that a prisoner wrote a Torah scroll.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 16/04/2021 12:49
Turkish police say they seized 2,000-year-old Torah scroll

Turkish police say they seized 2,000-year-old Torah scroll

5 detained on suspicion of illegally dealing in archaeological finds. Arson suspected in fire at abandoned synagogue.Cnaan Liphshitz/JTA, 31/03/2021 18:30
Holland: Torah scroll which vanished during Holocaust returned to Jewish community

Holland: Torah scroll which vanished during Holocaust returned to Jewish community

In Holland, a Torah scroll returns to Jewish hands 80 years after it was hidden from the Nazis.Cnaan Liphshiz, JTA, 20/02/2021 18:50
Angela Merkel participates in historic Torah scroll writing ceremony

Angela Merkel participates in historic Torah scroll writing ceremony

Torah scroll that survived the Nazis is restored in historic ceremony.Toby Axelrod, JTA, 28/01/2021 07:58
Rabbi Lau condemns desecration of Holy Ark in Homesh

Rabbi Lau condemns desecration of Holy Ark in Homesh

Israel Chief Rabbi David Lau to Defense Minister Gantz after evacuation of yeshiva in Homesh: 'Difficult sights unfitting for Jewish state.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 23/11/2020 16:47
Coronavirus Czar Prof. Gamzu writes letters in Torah scroll

Coronavirus Czar Prof. Gamzu writes letters in Torah scroll

Head of national fight against the coronavirus writes phrase 'and you shall guard yourselves very carefully' in Torah scroll.Arutz Sheva Staff, 24/08/2020 17:16
Torah scrolls removed from Beverly Hills synagogue to protect them from riots

Torah scrolls removed from Beverly Hills synagogue to protect them from riots

Congregants act to safeguard Torah scrolls from riots after nearby synagogue vandalized and as riots following George Floyd's death continueGary Willig, 02/06/2020 15:44
Torah scrolls desecrated in Yerucham

Torah scrolls desecrated in Yerucham

Vandals break into synagogue, yeshiva, desecrating Torah scrolls and causing hundreds of millions in damage.Arutz Sheva Staff, 12/05/2020 13:29
New unity 'coronavirus' Torah scroll project is 'turning the world upside down'

New unity 'coronavirus' Torah scroll project is 'turning the world upside down'

Arutz Sheva speaks with Rabbi Berel Junik on the new unity Torah scroll to stop COVID-19. 'We knew instantly this is the right thing to do.'Yoni Kempinski, 14/04/2020 14:14
Torah scroll project organizers: Be part of the unity

Torah scroll project organizers: Be part of the unity

Organizers of special Torah scroll project: Be part of unprecedented outpouring of soulful unity that the world sorely needs right nowUnited for Protection, 06/04/2020 17:15
Iceland welcomes its first permanent Torah scroll

Iceland welcomes its first permanent Torah scroll

Jewish community of Reykjavik welcome their country's first permanent Torah scroll.Marcy Oster, JTA, 18/02/2020 07:41
Haredi judge's husband writes letter in Torah Scroll of People of Israel

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, 29/12/2019 03:10
New Torah scroll - on Adolf Hitler Street

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, 17/12/2019 10:43
Watch: Bereaved father begins Torah scroll in memory of daughter

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, 24/10/2019 08:22
Hungarian town gets new Torah scroll

Hungarian town gets new Torah scroll

New Torah scroll dedicated at special synagogue facing Mád's cemetery.Michal Levi, 09/07/2019 13:02
Ukraine synagogue gets first post-Holocaust Torah scroll

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, 05/07/2019 17:18
Stolen Torah scrolls found - in Palestinian barn

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, 17/06/2019 07:43
Torah scrolls stolen from Bnei Brak synagogue

Torah scrolls stolen from Bnei Brak synagogue

Thief throws old Torah scroll on the floor, makes off with new ones.Arutz Sheva Staff, 11/06/2019 10:07
Iran: Who stole Torah scrolls from Tehran's Jewish ghetto?

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, 24/03/2019 20:04
Macedonia: 500 year-old Torah scroll

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, 14/03/2019 10:39
Iran: Three Torah scrolls stolen from synagogue

Iran: Three Torah scrolls stolen from synagogue

Three ancient Torah scrolls disappear from synagogue in Tehran, Iran.Michal Levi, 03/03/2019 16:05
70 Torah scrolls from the Diaspora donated to IDF bases

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, 11/12/2018 14:08
Rabbi saves Torah scrolls from destruction in California fires

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, 13/11/2018 11:52
Suspect nabbed in torching of Torah scroll

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, 22/10/2018 12:52
Who torched Israeli synagogue's Torah scroll?

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, 21/10/2018 22:17
Poland: Fragment of pre-war Torah scroll on display

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, 08/10/2018 14:19
Ancient Torah scroll is safe after fire engulfs museum in Brazil

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, 04/09/2018 22:09
This Torah made its way from a dead community to a new continent

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, 28/07/2018 21:09
Druze firefighter risks his life to save Torah scroll

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, 05/01/2018 11:19
Stolen Torah scrolls recovered - with PA assistance

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, 19/11/2017 16:35
Watch: Torah scrolls buried in Warsaw

Watch: Torah scrolls buried in Warsaw

Warsaw's Jewish community buried damaged Torah scrolls on the anniversary of the Warsaw ghetto uprising.Yoni Kempinski, 23/04/2017 04:35
Prague synagogue gets two new Torah scrolls

Prague synagogue gets two new Torah scrolls

Prague synagogue gets new Torah scrolls for first time since World War II.Nissan Tzur, 20/03/2017 09:46
Stolen Torah scrolls returned to NY synagogue

Stolen Torah scrolls returned to NY synagogue

Four Torah scrolls stolen from a Brooklyn synagogue returned.David Rosenberg, 28/10/2016 11:01
Torah scrolls stolen by kippah-clad thief

Torah scrolls stolen by kippah-clad thief

Four Torah scrolls valued at approximately $240,000 stolen from Brooklyn synagogue during Simchat Torah.JTA, 27/10/2016 05:26
2 stolen Torahs returned to NJ synagogue

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, 31/08/2016 05:27
Security ex-bigwigs against aircraft sales to Iran

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, 05/08/2016 02:13
Women of the Wall director detained by police

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, 07/06/2016 11:47
18 Torah scrolls: Fallen soldiers, terror victims

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, 22/04/2016 08:45
Record: World’s oldest Torah scroll still in use

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, 03/03/2016 20:03
Police nab Torah scroll theft gang

Police nab Torah scroll theft gang

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

Synagogue Burns in Jerusalem Suburb

A synagogue in the town of Mevasseret Tziyon, west of Jerusalem, burned down Sunday night.Moshe Cohen, 05/10/2015 22:44
New Scrolls for 90-Year-Old Tel Aviv Synagogue

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, 25/08/2015 01:15
Tel Aviv's Great Synagogue Adds Four Torah Scrolls

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, 12/08/2015 17:21
Watch: Torah Dedicated to Infant Terror Victim

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, 29/06/2015 03:12
Donated Torah Scroll Disappears from Knesset

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, 10/06/2015 18:47
Netanyahu Completes Torah Scroll for Paris Victims

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, 05/02/2015 17:44
Torah Given by Bereaved Mother for Children Stolen

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, 28/10/2014 18:46
A Sefer Torah in Gratitude to the IDF

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, 02/10/2014 14:06
Torah Scroll Dedicated in Memory of Murdered Teens

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, 17/09/2014 16:17
Hungarian Jews Seek Return of Looted Scrolls

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, 19/02/2014 06:13
WoW Deny Attempt to 'Smuggle' Torah to the Kotel

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, 02/01/2014 22:08
The Torah Scroll on Board US Aircraft Carrier

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, 10/09/2013 10:44
Redeeming Torah Scrolls, Uniting a Nation

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, 01/09/2013 17:46
Synagogue Vandalized in Jerusalem

Synagogue Vandalized in Jerusalem

Bnei Akiva counselors horrified to find crude graffiti, mistreated Torah scroll in chapter's synagogue.Maayana Miskin, 23/08/2013 11:44
Police Suspect Arson in Synagogue Fire

Police Suspect Arson in Synagogue Fire

Several Torah scrolls were destroyed as Netanya synagogue burned.Maayana Miskin, 30/07/2013 12:05
El Al Torah Read in Synagogue for the First Time

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, 16/06/2013 19:58
Anger at Government Silence on Yeshiva Desecration

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, 07/04/2013 10:58