Brooklyn, NY – VIN News has learned that all Five Sifrei Torahs that were reported missing last week from the Kalrsburg synagogue at 1556 53rd Street, have been returned safely.
According to NY Assemblyman Dov Hikind, an anonymous individual brought back last night all 5 Torahs to the office of Brooklyn’s District Attorney where its being kept now for future investigation. “Its just great news that on Lag BaOmar the Torahs have been recovered”, Hikind told VIN News.
Brooklyn district attorney Charles Hynes released the following statement to VIN News: “I am very pleased that I was able to facilitate the return of these sacred Torahs to the synagogue and the members of the congregation.”
This is exactly what we were hoping would happen,” said Councilman David Greenfield. “Thanks to the joint efforts of the NYPD, the DA’s office and community leaders, these Torah scrolls have been returned on the Jewish holiday of Lag Ba’Omer – traditionally a day of great celebration. For nearly 2,000 years Jews have been celebrating Lag Ba’Omer as one of the happiest days on the Jewish calendar. Today, we are overjoyed.”