Mystery surrounds three damaged Torah scrolls

MYSTERY surrounds the fate of possibly three Torah scrolls damaged by a leaking roof at UHC Leeds Synagogue, writes ADAM CAILLER.

The Jewish Telegraph was informed on Monday of damage caused by rainwater pouring through a gap in the works currently taking place on a new roof above the ark.

But when asked for clarification by the JT, neither Chazan Alby Chait or president Michael Lewin was prepared to comment, although the former did hint that the situation had been sorted with no lasting damage.

It is also unknown whether fundraising efforts were required to repair the scrolls or any damage caused to the ark at the shul in Shadwell Lane.

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