Torahs returned to Russian Jews

Ten Torah scrolls confiscated during the Soviet era were returned this week to a Russian Jewish community.

The governor of the Nizhny Novgorod region in central Russia made the gesture during a ceremony Sunday commemorating the 120th anniversary of the local synagogue. A total of 108 Torahs that once belonged to the Jewish community were believed to be stored at the local library.

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