web analytics
May 22, 2015 / 4 Sivan, 5775
At a Glance
News & Views
Sponsored Post


Torah Scrolls Returned to Polish Village

By: JTA

Two Torah scrolls, one complete and one incomplete, were found in Poland’s Sokolow Podlaski district.

The Torah scrolls found Aug. 20 are believed to have belonged to a synagogue in nearby Wegrow.

A local policeman brought the scrolls to the municipal offices in Sokolow and gave them to Marcin Pasik, Sokolow Commune Head. “The policeman is known in the local community because of his interest in history. That’s why he was contacted by a woman living in a nearby village. She asked him to help her sell the old scrolls. The policeman thought, however, that such a precious treasure should go to a museum,” Slawomir Tomaszewski, Sokolow police press officer, told JTA.

The woman wants to remain anonymous. She first claimed that her father had saved the scrolls from a burning synagogue in Wegrow. Later, she said that the Torah scrolls were brought to her father by a Jewish friend who asked him to hide them during the war.

The woman did not want to relinquish the scrolls for free. She reportedly has already tried to sell them to some people in Sokolow county, but her asking price was too high.

Since the Torah scrolls are likely from Wegrow, Pasik gave them to Krzysztof Fedorczyk, the mayor of Wegrow district, on Tuesday. The mayor placed the scrolls in a safe. “We wondered for a long time about what to do with them. Our lawyer might tell us what the next steps should be. It’s all quite complicated,” said Fedorczyk.

“This Torah scroll apparently was lost to the Jewish people during World War II,” Polish Chief Rabbi Michael Schudrich told JTA. “The Torah was written so that it should be used during Jewish religious services. The appropriate home both morally and historically would be with a living Jewish community in Poland.”

About the Author:


If you don't see your comment after publishing it, refresh the page.

Our comments section is intended for meaningful responses and debates in a civilized manner. We ask that you respect the fact that we are a religious Jewish website and avoid inappropriate language at all cost.

If you promote any foreign religions, gods or messiahs, lies about Israel, anti-Semitism, or advocate violence (except against terrorists), your permission to comment may be revoked.

One Response to “Torah Scrolls Returned to Polish Village”

  1. Shi Yuehan says:

    Yes, the Torah belongs to the living. Poland is but a mass Jewish graveyard.

Comments are closed.

Current Top Story
Seder at the White House. The one without the kippa is President Obama.
Obama Reaching Out to (Liberal) Jews in Sermon at Synagogue
Latest News Stories
The Golders Green Eruv

Scotland Yard said it cannot prevent the upcoming neo-Nazi march that is planned for July 4th.

Display Heads

A store in Rafah, Gaza displays women’s Islamic head coverings for sale.

Thomas Countryman, Assistant Secretary of State for international security and nonproliferation.

A State Dept. official is in Israel to talk about making the region nuclear-free.

Aryeh King (l) talking with a local Arab resident in eastern Jerusalem.

The highway at the property is a favorite spot for PA Arabs to try to throw

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu annual medical report  as written by his personal physician, Dr. Tzvi Berkovitz, states, “Blood tests were completely normal including those for sugar, cholesterol and fats. The Prime Minister’s blood pressure was normal (120/80), aided by light medication.” The reports notes that “Prime Minister Netanyahu trains several times a week at a […]

The President will speak Friday night at Washington’s largest Conservative synagogue, whose rabbi is a homosexual.

This week ISIS captured two major cities, one in Iraq, one in Syria. Assad’s escape plan revealed.

Israeli Pres. Rivlin expresses deep concern after vandals torch a Bnei Akiva building and synagogue in northern Israel.

More than 70 percent of Muslims in Netherlands reportedly view their brethren fighting the “jihad” in Syria as “heroes.”

Israel rejects a Swiss court decision granting $1.1 billion to Iran after an oil deal went sour after the Islamic Revolution.

Liberman apologizes for describing Netanyahu’s decision to meet with head of Arab Joint Party List as “autistic.”

Former FM Avigdor Liberman slams PM Netanyahu for scheduling talks with the head of the united Arab parties.

Israel’s farmers brought the first fruits of the field to Pres. Reuven Rivlin and his wife Nechama on this eve of Shavuoth.

Members of the Knesset Honor Guard, Home Front Command, Firefighters, IDF, and Israel Police, participated in an emergency drill today, May 21, 2015, simulating a drone falling inside the Knesset complex.

World Bank also comes up with a brainstorm: Give more money to Hamas to “rehabilitate” Gaza, or is it vice-versa?

The Islamic State also takes control of a strategic and ancient city in Syria. Assad’s army flees.

More Articles from JTA

More than 20 cars and buildings in a Jewish community in north London were vandalized with swastikas. The Nazi symbol was drawn on approximately 27 cars in the Osbaldeston Road area of Stoke Newington on Sunday night, The Daily Mail reported. An unnamed 32-year-old man was arrested in connection with the vandalism Tuesday. The neighborhood […]

New York State Assemblyman Dov Hikind called on the Jewish community to attend the funeral of an assassinated New York police officer. “The brave men and women of the NYPD risk their lives every day to protect us. We value them and stand with them,” Hikind, a Democrat who represents Brooklyn, said in a statement […]

“Move Jew” scrawled on a Philadelphia home and slurs written on a synagogue and 10 garages in Chicago.

The Nazis nearly destroyed the 17th synagogue.

Cuba has “the largest pool of untapped baseball talent in the world, and Major League Baseball may tap and leave Cuba dry.

Argentina’s president Christina Fernandez has accepted an official Jewish godson for the first time in the country’s history to help counter legend of death to a seventh son. She described in seven tweets her meeting with her new godson, Yair Tawil, a member of a Chabad-Lubavitch family. He was adopted as a godson under a […]

A fundraising campaign started quietly by two first graders two years ago to help find a cure for a rare genetic disease just passed the $1 million mark.

Printed from: http://www.jewishpress.com/news/breaking-news/torah-scrolls-returned-to-polish-village/2012/08/23/

Scan this QR code to visit this page online: