Police Locate $30,000 Torah Scroll After Brooklyn Car Theft

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New York State Assemblyman Dov Hikind praised police officers on Tuesday for locating a Torah scroll worth $30,000 that went missing when the car it was in was stolen.

According to Rabbi Binyamin Tamaiev, the scroll was left in his Toyota Corolla near the Congregation Agudath Shalom in Flatbush shortly before Shabbat came in on Friday. When he returned to his car the following evening, the New York Post reported, the car, with the scroll inside it, was gone.

Hikind, who had offered a $3,000 reward for any information that would lead to the scroll’s return, said it was later recovered.

"The safety and sanctity of a Torah scroll means a great deal to our community," said the assemblyman, adding that the speedy recovery of this “sacred scroll” was a testimony to the ability of the Borough Park community, its Shomrim and Mike Dedo, the commander of the 66th Precinct in Brooklyn, to work together.

A Torah parchment scroll on display in a museum. Credit: AP

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