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14 Torah Scrolls Burned in Britain

Security has been tightened at synagogues throughout Britain following two incidents in Liverpool. Intruders at the 104-yearold Princess Road Synagogue set 14 Torah scrolls on fire. Two men have been charged with causing the damage which the police spotted by accident during what they said was a burglary attempt.

This however, is doubted by Jewish communal leaders, as it fallowed shortly after the desecration of the same synagogue’s cemetery for which two members of the neo-Nazi British Movement have been held.

Police are also investigating the desecration of a disused synagogue in Manchester. Three years ago, the synagogue at Highgate, London, was burned to the ground. The cause of the blaze has still not been discovered. (By Maurice Samuelson)