04/15/2007

By Arielle Kass
Staff Writer
arielle.kass@gwinnettdailypost.com

SNELLVILLE — When it was found in Czechoslovakia after the Holocaust, this Torah was tattered and in pieces.
Nazis made drums and lamp shades out of Torah parchment, Temple Beth David Rabbi Ronald Bluming said. He did not know if that would have been the fate of these scrolls, but knows the holy text is lucky to have been saved.
“It was really torn up,” he said. “It’s very well preserved, given what it’s been through.”
This Friday, the scroll — which was written in 1890 and found in Brno, Czechoslovakia, after World War II — will be rededicated and receive a crown and breastplate in honor of today’s Holocaust Remembrance Day.

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