A Burial For The Books
Among Sandy’s casualties were 80 tons of sacred texts and ritual items, all requiring a respectful goodbye.
They too are the remnants of Sandy’s fury.
In the days after the superstorm flooded homes, synagogues and yeshivas, water-soaked Jewish holy books containing God’s name — known as shaimos — were brought by their owners to a truck in Far Rockaway,
Queens hired to transport them to a proper burial place. Read more...