Search JTA's historical archive dating back to 1923

Jews in Rumania Sent 1,058 Torah Scrolls to Israel; 1,000 More to Come

August 8, 1966
See Original Daily Bulletin From This Date

Rumanian Jews, aided by the Rumanian Government, have sent 1,058 Torah scrolls to Israel, and will dispatch 1,000 more to Israel in the next months, Dr. Moses Rosen, Chief Rabbi of Rumania, told the Jewish Telegraphic Agency here today. Dr. Rosen is here as the sole observer from his country to the World Jewish Congress plenary assembly, currently in session in Brussels.

Expressing his gratitude to the Rumanian Government for aiding the project to send the Torah scrolls to Israel, “as it does in other religious matters regarding the Jews,” Dr. Rosen said the additional 1,000 scrolls will be sent soon to Vienna. There, he said, the scrolls will be allocated to various synagogues in Israel under the supervision of a special commission to be composed of himself; Dr. Zerah Warhaftig, Israel’s Minister for Religious Affairs; and Charles H. Jordan, executive vice-chairman of the Joint Distribution Committee.

Recommended from JTA