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February 18, 2014


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Hmmm, where have we heard this story before?

Oh yes,



Perhaps the Olympics Rabbi can discuss the matter with his buddy Putin on Friday night.


And I presume he will need some fundraising money to secure them from the government, and to restore them or suchlike.


He's such a (Nigerian) Prince


if this were only true. time will tell.


I'm sorry if I sound cynical but let's follow the money trail on this one.

Steven W

No trail to follow. Say it costs $10,000 on average to restore the Torahs. But David, wouldn't you want to donate $20,000 and have your family members names on a Torah?

Multiply that times 103 Torahs and you have over $2 million. And maybe another $2 million to properly display them.

Now you could say that a certain percentage are pasul and cannot be restored but they might collect $20,000 for each of them anyway but that would leave out one minor detail. The Russian government owns them and they aren't going to ship them to Hungary.

So, the rabbi raises several million dollars but can't touch the Torahs. If you think the money gets returned, I have a waterfront beach house at 770 I would love to sell you.

Nigritude Ultramarine

"I think it's the first time in history when such a large collection of Judaica with 100 Torah scrolls in one place was discovered."

I rather doubt it.

Here's a WWII photo of a U.S. Army chaplain examining a Sefer Torah on top of a mound of Torah scrolls:


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