A reward of $5,000 is being offered for the safe return of two Torah scrolls stolen last weekend from the Chabad of Hawaii synagogue at the Ala Moana Hotel.
It is believed the attacks were carried out by more than one person but it is not known who is behind the sacrilege.
"It should be noted that this incident is quite unusual in Iran," the sources said.
"Sometimes you have to hit a wall, feel the rift, in order to build a new bridge."
Remnants of Torah scrolls are buried in the Warsaw, Poland Jewish cemetery.
The thieves were after the gold and silver - and damaged the shuls in the process.
A senior Hungarian rabbi said Tuesday he has found 103 Torah scrolls that were stolen from Hungarian Jews in World War II and hidden...
A town near Strasbourg unveiled dozens of Judaica items hidden before the Holocaust and discovered during the renovation of a former synagogue.
The recently discovered...
Approximately 1000 people participated on Sunday in the burial of approximately 12 Torahs scrolls that sustained irreparable damage in Hurricane Sandy seven months ago....
A minister in Gainesville, Florida, recently caused a major uproar with his plan to burn a Koran on the anniversary of the 9/11 attacks. Reverend Terry Jones' idea was met with wide-reaching condemnation.
Polish writer Henryk Halkowski, z"l, one of Poland's most notable contemporary Jewish personalities, died suddenly on January 1, just days after celebrating his 57th birthday.
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