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Stolen Hebrew manuscript returned

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A Hebrew manuscript stolen from the Bibliotheque nationale de
France was returned. A 13th century Bible,
referred to as Hébreu 23, had been stolen from the national library’s collection in 2000 allegedly by
a former curator, Michel Garel, and sold to a London art dealer, David
Sofer. It was returned earlier this month.In March 2006, Garel was found guilty of the theft of another
manuscript, Hébreu 52, and his appeal was denied in January. He was
sentenced to 15 months in prison. Hébreu 52 was returned to the national library in
January by an American art dealer.

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