The New York Times had a touching article Wednesday about the story of how a Torah made it from Auschwitz to the Central Synagogue on 55th & Lex. Only one problem: In the photo of the scroll, God’s name (that’s the “Tetragrammaton,” for all you academic types) is clearly visible – which, according to Jewish law, means that people can’t throw away their Metro sections. Recycling is also out. Check with the local rabbi for the closest Genizah.
So much for making fun of the photo from the recent NYT travel story about nude vacations (check out the woman, back-left).