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Seventeen Sifrei Torah have been donated to Israel Prison Authority facilities around the country as well as hospitals and government offices. The Sifrei Torah arrived in recent months as part of a project to save Sifrei Torah in Europe, some from the death camps and other from now-abandoned kehillos.
Since WWII many shuls have been abandoned or destroyed and this program, which is in cooperation with the Menorah NGO, has arranged for close to 20 Sifrei Torah and over 900 tashmishei kedusha.
The Seforim this week were placed in Israel Prison Authority facilities, hospitals, and government offices including the Foreign Ministry. Taking part in some of the events was Minister of Religious Affairs (Shas) David Azoulai, who was at a Beersheva facility receiving one of the seforim.
(YWN – Israel Desk, Jerusalem/Photos: via Media Resource Group)