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Cape Town - South Africa Synagogue Fire Cause Massive Damage, Lost Torahs

Dec 05, 2018 at 10:06 AM

Cape Town, South Africa - Torah scrolls worth Tens of Thousands of $USD were destroyed in a fire at a Cape Town synagogue, the congregation's rabbi said on Wednesday. Sam Thurgood, the rabbi at the Arthurs Road synagogue in Cape Town, said five handwritten scrolls were destroyed or damaged in Tuesday night's fire that started just before 11pm. It caused the collapse of the roof at the...

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