A ceremony in Brooklyn on Sunday will honor the arrival of two Torah scrolls that were in hiding for part of the Soviet era. One of the scrolls donated to a Chabad congregation in Brighton Beach, a heavily Russian neighborhood, was smuggled out of Latvia to Russia during World War II, and then taken out once a week for use on Shabbat. The other scroll reportedly also has had a dangerous history.
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