Clarification and Update:
Wording in the title of the article “Rabbi in Crimea Escapes with Torah Scroll” tas been changed to “Rabbi in Crimea Makes it Out on the Last Train“, to avoid any potential misunderstanding that Rabbi Yitzchok Meyer Lipszyc may have stolen the Torah from the Crimea war zone, or abandoned his community in its time of need.
The Torah was moved to a safer location in Simferopol, and Rabbi Lipszyc was advised by his superiors at Chabad headquarters to temporarily move his center of operations out of Crimea. The Rabbi is still working with his community via Skype, phone and email.
JewishPress.com apologizes for any misunderstanding the title may have caused if read out of context from the text of the article.