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January 11, 1985 - Image 28

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1985-01-11

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30 Friday, January 11, 1985

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FOCUS

Torah insurance

Continued from preceding page

The certificate is the most
important factor in proving
ownership. When the system
gets the full participation
_which it needs for success,_a
thief going to a dealer to sell a
Torah will have to produce the
certificate of ownership. This
will hopefully discourage
would-be Torah thieves.
According to Rabbi Reuven
Drucker, spiritual leader of
Young Israel of Greenfield,
"Once something like this
exists, everyone is protected.
It's kind of like putting a bur-
glar alarm company sticker on
,your door when you don't have
the alarm system. Even if you
don't have your Torahs regis-
tered, the fact that the Regis-
try exists and others use it pro-
tects those who don't."
Taking into account the vast
cost involved in the purchase
of a Torah, synagogues are
quick to insure them and pro-
tect their investments, just as
they are with the other orna-
mental objects. As one would
imagine, insurance premiums
for such objects' are rather
high.
Torah registration, how-
ever, does not lower a syna-
gogue's insurance premiums.
According to Earl 'Hordes of
the Hordes Insurance Agency,
which carries the insurance
for Cong. Beth Achim, insur-
ance premiums remain un-
changed, regardless of
whether the Torahs have been
certified or not. This is so, ex-
plains Hordes, because a -To-
rah's status with the registry
does not affect its overall
value. "Insurance premiums
for anything, including To-
rahs, are based on the value,"
he says. And the Universal
Torah Registry does not affect
that value."
The incentive to register lies
in the peace of mind. Knowing

that a Torah may be traced in
the event of theft is enough —
or at least should be enough —
to discourage anyone from
_stealing a. Torah.
The Universal Torah Regis-
try can be effective, according
to many local rabbis. Detroit
as a Whole, however, has not
been quick to respond. The
reason, many feel, is because

This project has all
the earmarks of
Operation
Identification, and
has the same
potential for success.
The Registry is
tremendously
important."

local congregations have - not
been victims of the problem.
And yet, many Detroiters
believe that it is vitally impor-
tant to participate with the
Registry. "You need active
participation for something
like this to work," says Rabbi
Schnipper.
Torah scrolls are the most
important of Jewish cultural
objects. it takes a sofer (one
who writes Torahs, mezuzahs
and tefillin) six months of
steady work to complete the
copying of all 54 Sedrahs (por-
tions), 378Perakim (chapters),
5,855 P'sukim (verses), 54,976
Milim (words), and 304,805
Osios (letters) of the Five
Books of Moses. After all of the
work and expense involved in
just one sefer Torah, the own-
ers now have a method of pro-
tecting themselves and. their
investment.

NEWS

Protest against neo-Nazis

Tuesday, January 15, 1985

8:00 p.m.

Congregation B'nai David

24350 Southfield Road
Southfield, Michigan

The community is invited

Fulda (JTA) — Several
hundred anti-Nazis demonstrated
here on Jan. 1 against the prolif-
eration of neo-Nazi youth groups
in and around this Hessian city.
They marched from the univer-
sity campus to the site of the
former synagogue while, at the
same time, neo-Nazi youth
shouted anti-Semitic slogans in
another part of the city,
There were no clashes. The
anti-Nazis, heavily guarded by
police, were protesting specifi-
cally against a meeting of neo-
Nazi youth groups in the nearby
town of Hilders. Guenthel Kulka,
head of a group called Fascism —

Never Again, said his organiza-
tion was demanding that the gov-
ernment outlaw neo-Nazi groups.

The demonstrators carried
signs calling on federal, state and
local authorities to ban the tradi-
tional New Year's Eve gatherings
of neo-Nazis, many of which are
held in the Fulda area.
The one in Hilders drew such
organizations as the Viking
Jugend, Skinheads, Young Na-
tional Democrats, and National
Socialist Action Front. It was
presided over by Thomas Brehl,
identified as national vice chair-
man of the Action Front.

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