PHOTOS: Israel: Tallis And Tefilin Left In A Post Office In Bnei Brak Were Lost, Stolen And Returned



On May 22, 2017, in a Bnei Brak post office, a man left his tallis and tefilin. A cleaner found them and placed them in a closet. The following day, after visiting the post office, a suspect stole the tallis and tefilin.

The person in question is 38 and has been using the tefilin since his bar mitzvah, which he explains cost NIS 7,000 but are far more valuable sentimentally.

A police report was filed and the stolen items were found in the Krayot. A Krayot resident, 60, was taken into custody. On Monday, 18 Sivan 5777, the tallis and tefilin finally arrived back in the police station and Frist Sgt. Shlomi Bahat returned them.


(YWN – Israel Desk, Jerusalem/Photo Credit: Police spokesman unit)


  1. Baruch Hashem, a happy conclusion to this story. Just wondering how many of your overseas readers know what or where “the Krayot” are?