Robert Spitzer (left) and Derek Grossman prepare the Torah scroll for the Rosh Hashanah ceremony, as Mendy Shepherd looks on. The Torah was donated to the Synagogue Kehillat Hatzav Hagadol, and Dr. Spitzer believes it was rescued from an eastern European synagogue after World War II. Torah scrolls are written by hand on parchment, and sections of the text are ancient, dating to the Dead Sea Scrolls that are more than 2,000 years old. (Photographs by Christi Dupre) 19p1.jpg

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