Tuesday, January 15, 2013

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A Burial For The Books
Among Sandy’s casualties were 80 tons of sacred texts and ritual items, all requiring a respectful goodbye.
Staff Writer 

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...
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