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October 28, 2016 / 26 Tishri, 5777

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French Government Returns Stolen Degas to Jewish Owners

Monday, May 9th, 2016

“Trois danseuses en buste,” a late 19th-century charcoal sketch of three ballerinas by Edgar Degas which was discovered in 1951 in the building where the Nazi German Embassy resided during the occupation and had since been in the Louvre, was finally returned to its rightful owners on Monday, news outlets reported.

French Culture Minister Audrey Azoulay handed the work to Viviane Dreyfus, whose late father Maurice, the owner of the stolen drawing, died in 1957. Ms. Dreyfus said she was “extremely touched” by the gesture, and confessed she didn’t know the work existed, much less that her family owned it, since her father had never spoken about it.

According to the French government, the country’s museums are in possession of some 2,000 similarly unclaimed works, out of which some experts are certain at least 145 were stolen from their Jewish owners by the Nazis.

David Israel

Torah Scroll Stolen from Moshav Bareket

Wednesday, October 29th, 2014

A Torah scroll was stolen yesterday (Tuesday, Oct. 28) from Moshav Bareket, according to sources from within the community. Bareket is located in the Shefela region, in central Israel.

The writing of the scroll and its intended donation was paid for by a woman in memory of her five lost children.

“The mother hasn’t stopped crying” since the scroll was stolen, a member of one of Israel’s branches of the Chabad-Lubavitch women’s organization, told JewishPress.com on Wednesday.

“Please let people know,” she urged. “Perhaps the stolen scroll will surface if the thieves try to sell it, and then they will be caught and we will be able to recover it.”

Hana Levi Julian

Two Torahs Stolen from Bayit V’Gan Shul

Sunday, December 22nd, 2013

On Saturday night thieves broke into the “Gra” shul in Bayit V’Gan in Jerusalem, and stole two Sefer Torahs.

Afterwards, the thieves tried to break into the Orchot Meir yeshiva, but were unsuccessful.

The police are investigating.

As Torah scrolls in Israel are marked so the owners can be easily determined, its not clear what market for a stolen Sefer Torah in Israel actually exists.

Jewish Press News Briefs

Weapons, Ammo Stolen from Karnei Shomron

Saturday, July 27th, 2013

Over Shabbat, at around midnight, there was an infiltration into the town of Karnei Shomron. The infiltrators stole a weapon and ammunition.

TPS / Tazpit News Agency

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