BREAKING NEWS: Stolen Sifrei Torah Returned!


9:10AM EST: NYC Councilman David Greenfield confirms to YWN, that the five Sifrei Torah, and all silver crowns, which were stolen last week from the Kalrsburg Bais Medrash in Boro Park, were returned late Motzei Shabbos (Saturday night) to the Brooklyn DA’s office, and are in good condition.

No further information is being released at this time, due to an active investigation into their theft.


(Yehuda Drudgestein – YWN)


  1. Baruch H-sh-m they were all returned.

    We learn that everything happens for a spiratual reason, now that the Sifrei Torah are returned we must ask what spiritual defect we have, that caused the theft in the first place, and of course do a proper and complete Teshuvah.

  2. 1. isn’t there a sefer torah registry? how is one able to go about selling stolen sifrei torah?
    2. what a painful irony. i guess for theives it makes no difference. stealing involves trampling on the Torah itself. (something for us to remember when advocating for kosher services for prisoners.)

  3. Rather than being upset with the loss of sifrei Torah, I am far more concerned with the loss of a neshama who feared neither the authorities nor Hashem when he decided to steal these things. The sifrei Torah could have been replaced. They have been returned intact, thankfully. But who will repair and return the neshama?