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Does your Temple have a Czech Torah Scroll?

For her mitzvah project, Sophia decided to dedicate the Czech Torah Scroll #1196 donated years ago to her synagogue, Temple Beth El, Newark, Delaware, by Mr. & Mrs. Joshua Kalin.  This scroll, an orphan scroll with an unknown origin whose identity was lost during the Holocaust, now honors the town of Strážnice in the Czech Republic. Strážnice is a town in the Czech Republic which has a small population of about 6000 people.  There is currently no Jewish community living there today.  However, prior to the Holocaust, Jews were a vital part of the community. Strážnice also has significance to Sophia’s […]