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Warsaw, Poland - Torah Scroll Returned To Polish Synagogue After Seven Decades

Published on: August 25, 2013 07:43 PM
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Warsaw, Poland - A Torah scroll that was given to a monastery for safe keeping during WWII by a Polish synagogue has finally been returned after 70 years.

Kai.pl (http://bit.ly/19TcykB) reports that, according to Father Kazimierz Piotrwoski from the Redemptorist monastery in Warsaw, the scroll was originally transferred from a synagogue in Dabrowa Tarnowska in secrecy to the Redemptorist Tuchow monastery sometime in 1942 so that it would not fall into the hands of the Germans.

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The representative of the synagogue requested that the monks look after it until such a time arose that the synagogue—-which fell into German hands and was turned into a workshop—-once again became a house of worship.

Due to only a small number of Jews remaining in the area post-war, the building suffered years of neglect until a restoration project, undertaken over the past few years, finally gave the building new life as Poland’s House of Cultures.

Upon hearing of the project, the Redemptorists decided it was time to return the scroll to its rightful owners, where it can now be viewed on display in the original prayer room in the newly resorted building.


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 Aug 25, 2013 at 08:40 PM nice Says:

Takah a nice story.........

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 Aug 25, 2013 at 08:59 PM Reb Yid Says:

So now what will the Redemptorists use for krias hatorah?

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 Aug 26, 2013 at 02:03 AM Jewish_1st Says:

" the Redemptorists decided it was time to return the scroll to its rightful owners"

nice story ...maybe

BUT it just show that the stories of people giving property
and even CHILDREN over are true

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 Aug 26, 2013 at 01:25 PM Anonymous Says:

Reply to #3  
Jewish_1st Says:

" the Redemptorists decided it was time to return the scroll to its rightful owners"

nice story ...maybe

BUT it just show that the stories of people giving property
and even CHILDREN over are true

uh, yeah, was that seriously in question? I know someone who was taken in by a convent and hidden from the nazis - this is well-documented.

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 Aug 26, 2013 at 01:39 PM my4amos Says:

Reply to #3  
Jewish_1st Says:

" the Redemptorists decided it was time to return the scroll to its rightful owners"

nice story ...maybe

BUT it just show that the stories of people giving property
and even CHILDREN over are true

Who ever doubted that they were true?

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