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Torah scroll rescued during search for missing man

Search and rescue volunteers working to locate a man missing from Afula were checking an abandoned building when they realized that there was more than just litter on the floor.

Torah scroll rescued during search for missing man

Ukraine's Zelenskyy, Pres. Herzog, complete Torah scroll together

Torah scroll written for the Jewish communities of Israel and Ukraine is completed; Ukraine's President Zelenskyy wrote the first letter, and Israel's President Herzog wrote the last.

Ukraine's Zelenskyy, Pres. Herzog, complete Torah scroll together

Torah scrolls rescued from burning synagogue

Firefighters rescue 11 Torah scrolls from burning synagogue in Kfar Saba.

Torah scrolls rescued from burning synagogue

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Soldiers welcome Torah scroll in Gaza

After an extended period of protecting the various routes in the Gaza Strip, the soldiers received a Torah scroll to use during prayer services during the week and on Shabbat.

Soldiers welcome Torah scroll in Gaza

Kiryat Gat:

Torah scrolls thrown to floor in synagogue break-in

Police, forensic investigators, arrive at scene of Kiryat Gat synagogue break-in, aiming to identify suspects.

Torah scrolls thrown to floor in synagogue break-in

The Torah scroll that survived the battles in Gaza

Battalion 7421 moved from place to in the Gaza Strip, fighting Hamas terrorists. Everywhere they went, they were accompanied by the battalion's Torah scroll.

The Torah scroll that survived the battles in Gaza

Torah scroll dedicated to hostage's speedy release

Family of hostage Avinatan Or dedicates Torah scroll in town of Shiloh, praying for his immediate release from Hamas captivity.

Torah scroll dedicated to hostage's speedy release

Hundreds of mezuzahs donated to the IDF found to be invalid

Givati Brigade Rabbi sent hundreds of donated mezuzahs to be inspected by the IDF Scribes Institute, which found many to be invalid.

Hundreds of mezuzahs donated to the IDF found to be invalid

Hundreds attend moving prayer service held at hostage's home

Hundreds gather for moving prayer service as Torah scroll is brought into captive Mia Shem’s home.

Hundreds attend moving prayer service held at hostage's home

Moving event:

Torah scrolls at Western Wall dedicated to the fallen

Two Torah scrolls dedicated to Western Wall, writing begins of scrolls for synagogues in the Gaza Envelope communities and at IDF bases.

Torah scrolls at Western Wall dedicated to the fallen

Watch: Torah scroll in the ruins of a Gush Katif synagogue

Armored Corps Battalion 9215 brings Torah scroll to site where Netzarim synagogue once stood.

Watch: Torah scroll in the ruins of a Gush Katif synagogue

Rare Torah scroll shown at Saudi Arabia book fair

Rare Torah scroll written in the 16th century is shown to tens of thousands at Saudi Arabia book fair.

Rare Torah scroll shown at Saudi Arabia book fair

Torah scroll dedicated in memory of shooting attack victims

The town of Eli, which a few months ago was rocked by a shooting attack that left four dead, dedicated a Torah scroll in their memory.

Torah scroll dedicated in memory of shooting attack victims

Eida Haharedit condemns synagogue that gave woman 'Gelilah'

A video that was posted to social media this week shows the woman dressing the Torah scroll in the sanctuary as men surround her.

Eida Haharedit condemns synagogue that gave woman 'Gelilah'

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Guards search Women of the Wall, find Torah scroll

Security guards found a Torah Scroll in bags of 'Women of the Wall'. Western Wall Foundation: "We condemn attempts to violate regulations"

Guards search Women of the Wall, find Torah scroll

US museums to display 'rimonim' made by 18th-century silversmith

A pioneering 18th-century Sephardic silversmith’s Torah decorations to be displayed in US museums for first time.

US museums to display 'rimonim' made by 18th-century silversmith

Rabbi of vandalized synagogue: 'It's a national disaster'

'The entire community is crying,' says Rabbi Yaakov Gagola of Ashdod.

Rabbi of vandalized synagogue: 'It's a national disaster'

Ashdod synagogue vandalized

Smashed furniture and desecrated Torah scrolls greeted worshipers who arrived at the synagogue.

Ashdod synagogue vandalized

Swedish activist cancels plan to burn Jewish Bible

The Swedish activist who threatened to burn the Jewish Bible claims he was checking for selective enforcement.

Swedish activist cancels plan to burn Jewish Bible

"Has Europe learned nothing?"

A joint statement by Jewish and Christian organizations against the planned burning of a Jewish Bible in Sweden.

"Has Europe learned nothing?"

Western Wall rabbi:

'No force in the world can destroy our sacred scriptures'

Rabbi Shmuel Rabinowitz, rabbi of the Western Wall, tells Swedish authorities: 'It is not too late, extinguish the fire.'

'No force in the world can destroy our sacred scriptures'

Netanyahu:

Sweden decision 'shameful' & harms what is holy to Jewish people

PM Netanyahu condemns Sweden's decision to allow burning of Jewish Bibles. 'We must respect the holy books of all religions.'

Sweden decision 'shameful' & harms what is holy to Jewish people

In letters to Swedish leaders:

Israel's chief rabbis condemn intent to burn Jewish Bible

Israel's Chief Rabbi Lau pens letter to Swedish PM Kristersson: 'Freedom of expression does not permit everything.'

Israel's chief rabbis condemn intent to burn Jewish Bible

Israeli Pres.:

'Whole world must join together' to condemn Jewish Bible burning

'Permitting the defacement of sacred texts is blatant incitement and an act of pure hate,' Pres. Isaac Herzog says.

'Whole world must join together' to condemn Jewish Bible burning

'A disgrace to Sweden'

Swedish authorities allow provocative burning of Jewish Bible

European Jewish Congress 'shocked and appalled by moves to burn holy books in Sweden.'

Swedish authorities allow provocative burning of Jewish Bible

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This is the time to take out the Torah scroll and learn how God advances His world.

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The Daily Portion / On being escorted by the Torah

19 Torah scrolls were displayed in a special ceremony, after which they were brought for genizah or interment to the Mt of Olives.

The Daily Portion / On being escorted by the Torah

19 Western Wall Torah scrolls retired from service

The scrolls, some of which date back 150 years, were buried on the Mount of Olives in accordance with Jewish law and tradition.

19 Western Wall Torah scrolls retired from service

Toronto:

Holocaust survivors to participate in rewriting Torah scroll

Toronto Holocaust survivors participate in rewriting of Torah scroll discovered more than 75 years after the Holocaust.

Holocaust survivors to participate in rewriting Torah scroll

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Torah scroll dedicated at Homesh in honor of Yehuda Dimentman

1,000 attend dedication of Torah scroll on first anniversary of terrorist murder of yeshiva student.

Torah scroll dedicated at Homesh in honor of Yehuda Dimentman

Torah scrolls saved after fire breaks out in synagogue

Firefighters extinguish flames in nighttime synagogue fire. An investigation is ongoing.

Torah scrolls saved after fire breaks out in synagogue

Torah scroll stolen at Las Vegas hotel

New York jeweler reports precious Torah stolen at Venetian hotel in Las Vegas.

Torah scroll stolen at Las Vegas hotel

Korach, The Holy Ark and our Torah scrolls

Learn about a project to make sure our soldiers have a kosher Torah scroll wherever they serve.

Korach, The Holy Ark and our Torah scrolls

Firefighters rescue Torah scrolls from burning synagogue

Fire brought under control after causing heavy damage to synagogue in Givat Zeev.

Firefighters rescue Torah scrolls from burning synagogue

Torah scroll dedicated in town of Zelenskyy's birth

New Torah scroll brought to synagogue in city where Ukraine Pres. Zelenskyy's father lived until start of Russia-Ukraine war.

Torah scroll dedicated in town of Zelenskyy's birth

Rav Kook on Vayikra: Black Fire on White Fire

Israel's first Chief Rabbi and the iconic leader of Religious Zionism: What was the nature of the Divine call to Moshe?

Rav Kook on Vayikra: Black Fire on White Fire

How Moshe saved Torah scrolls which survived extermination camps

Pres. Herzog attends inauguration of new Heichal Shlomo Museum in memory of Moshe Moskowitz, where a film about the operation was screened.

How Moshe saved Torah scrolls which survived extermination camps

Torah sages inscribe final letters in scroll written for yeshiva

Yeshivas Beis Dovid staff and students receive warm welcome at homes of Torah sages who inscribed letters in the yeshiva's new Torah scroll.

Torah sages inscribe final letters in scroll written for yeshiva

Three Torah scrolls returned to Jerusalem synagogue

Torah scrolls stolen, hidden in storage room, are returned to Jerusalem synagogue.

Three Torah scrolls returned to Jerusalem synagogue

Torah scrolls stolen from Tel Aviv synagogue

Police investigate break-in after several Torah scrolls are stolen from synagogue.

Torah scrolls stolen from Tel Aviv synagogue

Parts of Torah scroll lost since Kristallnacht uncovered

German minister hands over segments of lost Torah scroll to city of Görlitz 83 years after his father came into possession of them,

Parts of Torah scroll lost since Kristallnacht uncovered

PM Bennett invited to write first letter of UAE Torah scroll

New Torah scroll will serve UAE Jewish community and its visitors.

PM Bennett invited to write first letter of UAE Torah scroll

Centuries-old Torah scroll retrieved from suspected Arab thief

Arab arrested after attempting to sell scroll for hundreds of thousands of shekels.

Centuries-old Torah scroll retrieved from suspected Arab thief

Torah scroll stolen by the Nazis is returned to Prague

Torah scroll the Nazis stole for their post-Holocaust ‘Jewish museum’ returns to service in Prague.

Torah scroll stolen by the Nazis is returned to Prague

1 arrested for stealing Torah scrolls from Long Island synagogue

Man who vandalized Chabad synagogue in Long Island and stole Torah scrolls apprehended.

1 arrested for stealing Torah scrolls from Long Island synagogue

NY Chabad House vandalized, Torah scrolls stolen

Damage discovered on Saturday night. Police are investigating.

NY Chabad House vandalized, Torah scrolls stolen

Beit Shemesh synagogue demolished - with Torah scroll inside

'Even if the city needed to evacuate the synagogue, care should have been taken to respect the Torah scroll,' Beit Shemesh resident says.

Beit Shemesh synagogue demolished - with Torah scroll inside

Top Army chaplain dedicates Torah at Fort Bliss synagogue

After three-month renovation of base's synagogue, the US Army's top chaplain dedicates Torah scroll at Fort Bliss.

Top Army chaplain dedicates Torah at Fort Bliss synagogue

Rabbi Braves Flames to Rescue Torah Scroll

Jewish community houses evacuated as fires continue to burn

Rabbi Braves Flames to Rescue Torah Scroll

'We're asking our traditions to be respected'

A Reform rabbi smuggled in a Torah scroll to the Western Wall complex to be used by WOW organization.

'We're asking our traditions to be respected'

'A 12-year wait': 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.'

'A 12-year wait': The story of Jonathan Pollard's 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.

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

Torah scroll which vanished during Holocaust returned

In Holland, a Torah scroll returns to Jewish hands 80 years after it was hidden from the Nazis.

Torah scroll which vanished during Holocaust returned

Angela Merkel participates in Torah scroll writing ceremony

Torah scroll that survived the Nazis is restored in historic ceremony.

Angela Merkel participates in Torah scroll writing ceremony

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.'

Rabbi Lau condemns desecration of Holy Ark in Homesh

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.

Coronavirus Czar Prof. Gamzu writes letters in Torah scroll

Torah scrolls removed from LA synagogue amidst riots

Congregants act to safeguard Torah scrolls from riots after nearby synagogue vandalized and as riots following George Floyd's death continue

Torah scrolls removed from LA synagogue amidst riots

Torah scrolls desecrated in southern Israel

Vandals break into synagogue, yeshiva, desecrating Torah scrolls and causing hundreds of millions in damage.

Torah scrolls desecrated in southern Israel

'Unity of the Torah scroll 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.'

'Unity of the Torah scroll is turning the world upside down'

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 now

Torah scroll project organizers: Be part of the unity