Centuries-old sifrei kodesh which had survived the Holocaust and were stolen and put up for auction were recovered by Israeli police in Yerushalayim on Sunday, Arutz Sheva reported.
The extremely valuable works were stolen from a resident of the southern town of Komemiyut, east of Ashkelon, who filed a complaint with local police. Subsequently, he discovered that the books had been put up for sale in an online auction.
The books, which family members say are some 200 years old, and had survived the Holocaust and 19th century pogroms, could command high prices in an auction, given their age and the rarity of such early prints today.
Police officers from Kiryat Gat located the stolen sefarim in Yerushalayim and returned them to their rightful owners.