Monday, March 9, 2015

Torah scrolls in Poland set for restoration

The former synagogue in Zamość. Photo: wikimedia commons
POLAND---The restorations of the pre-WWII scrolls have been made possible thanks to a grant from the Association of the Jewish Historical Institute of Poland. The Zamość scroll will be exhibited in the town's recently restored synagogue (pictured), which currently functions as a cultural centre. Meanwhile, the Zwierzyniec relic will be displayed in nearby Łęczna, where a Jewish museum is planned in the town's former synagogue. The restorations will be undertaken at the National Library in Warsaw and the Department of Paper and Leather Restoration of Nicolaus Copernicus University. [link]