Torah Rescuers "Modify" Some Claims

Save A Torah asked to independently verify origins of Torahs

By John Wist
|  Monday, Aug 2, 2010  |  Updated 8:30 AM EDT
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Torah Rescuers "Modify" Some Claims

Poor kid. You know he's trembling in his loafers right now. And you just know his voice will crack. Man, puberty can be rough.

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They sell Torahs to synagogues claiming they’ve been rescued from the Holocaust. But now Save A Torah Inc. has promised Maryland officials not to make those claims unless they have independent verification to prove it.

The group signed an agreement on July 8 that said claims they made about the origins of some Torahs would be modified.

Save A Torah was featured in a Washington Post article earlier this year. In it doubts were raised about the origins of the Torahs co-founder Rabbi Menachem Youlus claimed were from the Holocaust.

The group released a statement on their website saying they commissioned an investigation which found “no evidence to contradict any information” told to Torah purchasers about the origins of their Torahs.

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