The Scrolls

Arizona Scrolls Gathering

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The Scrolls

¬†Holocaust Torah scrolls reunited   Holocaust survivor Abe Meth lights a memorial candle for the Czech Jews who perished in the Holocaust. At his right is Lawrence Bell, AJHS executive director. Posted: Wednesday, February 11, 2015 10:00 am | Updated: 2:34 pm, Mon Feb 23, 2015. LEISAH WOLDOFF | Managing Editor Torah scrolls that were… Read More

Family Connections to the MST II

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The Scrolls

Recently¬†the MST had the great pleasure of meeting 2 of the grand-daughters of Sofer Brand. They are in town for a family wedding and their mother told them that they must check out the museum! In a mixture of English, Yiddish & Ivrit we shared the story of the scrolls and the part that their… Read More

The Early Months…

Czech Memorial Scrolls Trust
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The Scrolls

Working under Rabbi Pinchas Toledano, nine scribes spent many months establishing which scrolls might still be kosher or could be made usable, and which were possul and suitable only as memorials. Read More

Rabbi Harold Reinhart, a Poem on the Scrolls

On the Arrival at Westminster Synagogue Of the Scrolls from Prague on 7th February, 1964 The following poem, by Rabbi Harold Reinhart, was published in the Westminster Synagogue Review for the month of May 1964. At his memorial Service, Leo Bernard a member of the Synagogue Council said: ‚ÄúTo the care and restoration of these… Read More

How was it that the Czech Scrolls were saved?

When the Munich Agreement was signed on 29 September 1938, Britain and France agreed to Hitler’s demand to be given the German speaking border regions of Czechoslovakia, and the Germans marched in.¬† The Jews from about sixty congregations in the prosperous industrial and commercial towns in the Sudetenland had 2 or 3 days to flee… Read More