Tip to Misaskim Leads to Sefer Torah’s Recovery


News of a stolen sefer Torah had made it to the wire services early Monday afternoon, with Assemblyman Dov Hikind offering a reward of $30,000 for its safe return.

The sefer Torah was inside a car reported stolen Motzoei Shabbos in Brooklyn from outside Congregation Agudath Shalom of Flatbush, at the corner of 18th  and Coney Island Avenues, in Kensington. Police described the car as a gray 2007 Toyota Corolla.

Later Monday afternoon, someone called an anonymous phone tip in to Misaskim’s 24-hour hotline, giving the car’s location as East 10th Street between Avenue I and the dead end. Misaskim staffmembers went over and, indeed, the car was there.

They opened the trunk and found that the sefer Torah was there unharmed, a source at the organization told Hamodia.

After making the positive identification, Misaskim called the NYPD.

Baruch Hashem, it came to a happy conclusion,” Yanky Meyer, Executive Director of Misaskim, told Hamodia. “The sefer Torah is going to be returned to its rightful owner. Thank G-d it was nothing worse than that.”

As we went to press, the New York City Police Department had not been updated as to the discovery and was unable to confirm it.