Monday, May 11, 2015

Torah Stolen From Ziv Hospital in Tzefat, Israel

JEWISH PRESS
By Hana Levi Julian
Rabbi Yitzchok Meyer Lipszyc, a Chabad-Lubavitch emissary in Crimea for more than two decades, with a Torah scroll. Photo Credit: Chabad Lubavitch of Crimea
ISRAEL---A Torah scroll worth NIS 150,000 (approx. $38,000 – $40,000) was stolen this weekend from the synagogue in Ziv Medical Center in Tzefat (Safed). Police have launched an investigation. Every government hospital in the State of Israel has a synagogue on the premises and Sabbath services are conducted each Shabbat and holiday. The theft of a Torah scroll from a synagogue is a devastating loss for any congregation, but particularly so for those in a hospital where family members are often praying for loved ones who are fighting for their lives. [link]