Torah finds new home
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NEW YORK — A 150-year-old Torah, hidden for a half-century
in the former Soviet Union, was paraded through New York's
streets yesterday on its way to its new home at a Brooklyn
Many in the procession of hundreds of former Soviet Jews
sang English, Hebrew, Yiddish and Russian songs as the
foot-high scroll was taken to the Friends of Refugees
of Eastern Europe Synagogue.
Senya Dovidov, 68, a one-time shoe factory worker in Latvia,
gave the Torah to the synagogue. Mr. Dovidov brought the
scroll with him when he came to the United States in 1995.
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