Corfu Jews mourn loss of Torah scrolls in wake of attack

21.04.2011                      17.Nisan, 5771                      Chel Hamo'ed 1; Tag 2 des Omer

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Corfu Jews mourn loss of Torah scrolls in wake of attack

After synagogue on Greek island burned down by arsonists, Jewish community members gathered to weep at the damage.

Members of the Jewish community of Corfu gathered at the local synagogue on Wednesday around a pile of ashen prayer books set on fire by vandals the day before and wept.
“It’s very difficult for us,” said Rabbi Shlomo Naftali, an Israeli rabbi who was flown over to Greece to conduct Passover ceremonies. “We stood around the books and cried. Now we’ll have to bury them.”…