Report: “National Library of Israel Shows Off Rare Torah Scrolls, Including One Mufti Saved From Nazis”
From the Times of Israel:
The public will be able to see videos of four ancient Torah scrolls — including fragments from a 1,000-year-old Yemenite scroll and others with remarkable background stories — just in time for the upcoming Jewish holiday of Shavuot, as part of a new initiative from the National Library of Israel.’
The Torah scrolls, which are not available for public viewing due to their delicate condition, were brought out from the library’s vaults for a few minutes to be filmed and photographed under close supervision by conservation experts.
According to the National Library, one of the scrolls is from the Greek island of Rhodes and was rescued after it was given to a local mufti for safekeeping just before the Nazis deported the Jewish community.
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