Christian groups gift Torah to German Jewish community of Thuringia

Jewish leader says the gift represents an ‘important symbol of solidarity and support’ for their community

The Jewish Community of Thuringia in central Germany will receive a new Torah scroll from Christian groups.

The gift comes a year ahead of the launch of “Nine Centuries of Jewish life in Thuringia.”


Alte Synagoge, Erfurt, Thüringen, (Tilman2007/Wikipedia)

The state also will submit an application for a UNESCO World Heritage Site for the Old Synagogue in Erfurt, one of Europe’s best preserved medieval synagogues. It has housed a museum of local Jewish history since 2009.

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