Photo Credit: United Hatzalah spokesperson
Torah scrolls burned in synagogue fire in northern Israel

Jews in the northern Israeli city of Tiberias were horrified to learn late Tuesday that in the afternoon, a major fire had consumed the city’s Mishkan Shalom synagogue and its seven Torah scrolls.

The cause of the Election Day blaze is not yet clear.

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It appeared the fire was ignited near the Holy Ark, according to Israeli fire and rescue officials in northern Israel.

“When I arrived along with the fire department, the sight was horrific, as the Sifrei Torah were up in flames,” said United Hatzalah EMT Rami Levi.

“It was a miracle that no one was injured, or worse.”

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