By Jennifer Lipman, June 1, 2010
A 200 year old Sefer Torah scroll is among several that have been stolen from Belgium’s largest synagogue.
Police are investigating after congregants arrived for Shabbat services to find at least four Torahs missing from Antwerp’s main synagogue.
The scrolls, said to be worth 30,000 euros (£25,000) each, had been kept inside the Ark at the Oostenstraat synagogue.
One is more than 200 years old and had been hidden during the Holocaust by a woman deported to a Nazi concentration camp.