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Memorial Service Held in Jerusalem for Torahs Burned by Nazis

An ancient custom was revived here this morning when a memorial service was held on Mount Zion for the Torah scrolls and other holy works burned by the Nazis during the holocaust.

The event, to be observed annually during the week preceding the reading of the Torah portion of Hukas, dates back to the early medieval period when copies of the Talmud were burned in Paris.