Grodno Jews Celebrate First Torah Scroll Since Holocaust

Tuesday, May 23 2006

GRODNO, Belarus – A vast and impressive ceremony took place yesterday in Grodno to celebrate the new Torah scroll completed and brought into the Synagogue for the first time since the Holocaust. The city of Grodno boasts centuries of Jewish history and famous Jews, most of whom perished in the Holocaust.

With a shower of blessings and cheerful music, the colorful procession strode with the scroll towards the Synagogue along the city’s central street cleared by the local police.