The folks at Congregation B’nai Avraham thought they were doing a mitzvah when they lent one of their unique handwritten Torahs to a couple who wanted to have a “kosher vacation” in Turks and Caicos. Unfortunately, the borrowers thought it would be safe to leave the holy scroll overnight last Sunday in the back seat of their car parked in Crown Heights. A thief broke in and stole the Torah.
Rabbi Simcha Weinstein tells BHB, “Obviously we are shocked and saddened and hope to see our precious torah again soon.” The Brooklyn Paper reports that Rabbi Simcha and Rabbi Aaron Raskin of B’nai Avraham are offering a $1000 reward for the safe return of the Torah, no questions asked.
If you have information about the whereabouts of the Torah call (718) 866-6815.