N.Y. synagogue to hold rally to locate stolen Torah


NEW YORK (JTA) — A synagogue in New York State is holding a rally to help locate a stolen Torah.

The rally will be held at the Landfield Avenue Synagogue in Monticello on Sunday, the day after a handwritten sefer Torah and $200 in cash were found to be missing following a break-in.

Rabbi Benzion Chanowitz told MidHudsonNews.com that the rally will be “an expression of the community’s outrage that people’s property is broken into and their possessions stolen.”

A decade ago, the synagogue held a yearlong fundraising campaign to raise money for the purchase of the Torah. It then took a scribe in Israel a year to repair the scroll.

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