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Youths Honored for Saving Torahs Under Fire in Shanghai

November 30, 1937
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Three Jewish youths were honored at a Chanukah celebration last night for their heroism in saving nine Sifrei Torah (Scrolls of the Law) from a synagogue under Japanese and Chinese fire.

Chief Rabbi Meyer Ashkenazi, in presenting certificates to the youths at a large meeting sponsored by the Jewish community, told how they had risked their lives to run through the cross-fire into the ward synagogue last month and rescue the holy scrolls.

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