Court sentences thieves for stealing Torah in J'lem

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September 9, 2012 19:10




A Jerusalem magistrate court on Sunday sentenced four people for between four years to nine months imprisonment for stealing Jewish ritual and holy objects worth approximately $1 million from the Great Synagogue of Milano, Italy.

On February 1, 2012, the convicts stole various items from the synagogue, transported them to Paris, France and then brought them by plane to Israel.

The stolen objects included, among other things, rare crowns and ceremonial objects placed on Torahs dating back to the 18th century.


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