NEWARK, N.J. (AP) – A special gift for the Mount Freedom Jewish
Center in Randolph.
A Parsippany man who survived the Holocaust in Poland will
donate a survivor Torah to the center this week. It’s one of nine
holy scrolls once hidden from the Nazis that’s he’s found.
Edward Mosberg, an 80-year-old developer and philanthropist, has
been collecting shoes, wires, spoons and other memorabilia
associated with concentration camps for about 15 years.
The survivor Torah he’ll donate tomorrow has no textual flaws,
blemishes on the scroll have been removed and a scribe read all of
its letters out loud to make sure it was fit for ritual.
Mosberg and his wife have previously donated holy scrolls to
other New Jersey institutions, including schools and temples.
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