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Jews in Paraguay Hold Funeral Today for 11 Torahs Damaged in Fire

January 10, 1967
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Burial services, as required by Jewish Religious Law, will be held here tomorrow for 11 Torah Scrolls damaged in a fire at the Asuncion synagogue which is regarded by synagogue officials as stemming from arson. The tire occurred on December 31.

The Representative Council of the Jews of Paraguay has acknowledged the help by official institutions, private persons and the fire brigade in putting out the blaze. The Council noted, however, that “unfortunately there were also those who attempted with gross and shocking expressions to ridicule us.” No details were given of those expressions. The Council urged all Jews to close their shops tomorrow afternoon as a sign of mourning.

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