Torah scroll makes mysterious journey from Iraqi intelligence storage to Israel, officials say

January 22, 2015 4:45 PM

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JERUSALEM – Israel's Foreign Ministry has dedicated a 200-year-old Iraqi Torah scroll whose journey to Israel remains a mystery.

The scroll is believed to have been found during the 2003 Iraq War in Iraqi intelligence storage. But Israeli officials offer different theories for how it arrived in Israel, where it was installed Thursday in a synagogue at the ministry in Jerusalem.

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