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Catskills Shul Seeks Stolen Torah

Catskills Shul Seeks Stolen Torah

A Catskills synagogue is holding a rally to help locate a stolen Torah.

The handwritten Sefer Torah and $200 in cash were found to be missing on Saturday after a break-in at the Landfield Avenue Synagogue in Monticello, N.Y.

The rally will be held at the synagogue on Sunday. A decade ago the synagogue held a year-long fundraising campaign to raise money for the purchase of the Torah — and it then took a scribe in Israel a year to ready the scroll.

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

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